Billy Talent is streaming their entire new album Dead Silence online now - listen below! Dead Silence will be released in the U.S. next week (Sept 11th) via Last Gang Records (Death From Above 1979, Lights).
California Wives is a band with an interesting backstory. Back in 2009, the band's lead vocalist/keyboardist Jayson Kramer decided to leave behind a promising career in medicine for the pursuit of his dream to become a professional musician. Jayson began playing music at the young age of six and played classical piano up until the age of 16. Along the way he started to write songs as a hobby which continued through his years of undergrad at Boston University. And then suddenly Kramer realized that he had no desire to actually go to medical school which helped him take a serious turn towards music.
Despite hailing from Iceland, a land that doesn’t have a strong tradition in heavy music, Ophidian I present the world with a crushing and technical precise death metal sound that can rival with some of the more well-known names in the genre. Their debut full-length album Solvet Saeclum proffers well-crafted and brutally intense death metal tunes with enough technical details and complex time signatures to keep Guitar World subscribers fully occupied.
Downspirit, the heavy rock band formed by ex-Symphorce and ex-Freedom Call guitarist Cedric "Cede" Dupont, have finally released their eagerly-awaited new album Bulletproof?. Officially out in Europe on July 27th, us folk in North America had to wait until August 14th to get our hands on the new disc. If you haven't yet had a chance to go and buy it, than get a first list to the record in it's entirety with this exclusive album stream.
Super Snake is comprised of five greasy, grimy northern-central New Jersey jackholes.
In this exclusive world premiere, we're pleased to bring you the first listen of Perzonal War's new album Captive Breeding, out today July 31st in North America via Metalville Records. This German metal band as long-since been a staple of the German underground metal scene. In existence for over 16 years and having signed their first deal back in 1997, Perzonal War is a group that since their birth has created an ass-load of awesome tunes, shared the stage with countless bands and established themselves as a force to be reckoned with.
The Attack’s upcoming EP Too Punk for the Hardcore Show, Too Hardcore for the Punk Show pokes fun at the fact that the band is dedicated to their punk and hardcore roots despite current trends in the underground. Brad Palkevich, guitarist for The Attack states: "Everyone needs to go back and look at some old fliers, punk bands like The Pagan Babies were on the bill for the NYC Youth Crew Shows. Metal bands like Nuclear Assault were on gigs with GBH and Agnostic Front. For crying out loud, Slapshot played with The Exploited in New York when I was a kid. You would never see a show like that these days."
Hollywood Burnouts are a sleaze/glam band from Germany that recall the best of early 80s rock such as Motley Crue, Poison and Skid Row. Since 2008 the band has released both a demo and an EP which resulted in enough success that the band was able to record Excess All Areas.
New York pop-punkers Years In The Making have released their debut EP, entitled Prevail, on Fast Chords Records. The EP may be bought now on Bandcamp and can be streamed in its entirety below.
Modernboys Moderngirls have just released their new album Let's Do It!. Said the band of the release: "Damn excited to finally get it out and share it with everyone. We'll be able to tell you very soon about new shows, videos, and more recordings that are already in the pipeline. This is just the beginning. A big smooch and a hug to everyone who's been in our corner, listening, coming to shows, and buying our records (wink)."
Teethmarks is a hot new Toronto-based band that offers a fresh crossover sound that combines elements of metal, punk and thrash to form their own deranged wall of awesome sounds. Or as the group puts it, they're: "inexplicably fueled by a love of cats, Randy Quaid and 'green room beers'" and boasts a "breed of unhinged, overdriven hardcore that indebts itself as equally to the groove-laden charms of 70s rock as it does the menacing, unchecked aggression of bands like The Bronx, Coliseum and Zeke."
Following its triumphant release in Europe via Roadrunner Records, and in the Netherlands via CNR Entertainment, We Are The Others - the acclaimed third album from Dutch symphonic metal troupe Delain - is out now in North America via Sensory Records. As always fronted by the soaring, vibrant vocals of Charlotte Wessels and drenched in the glorious keyboard passages of band founder ex-Within Temptation keyboardist, Martijn Westerholt, We Are The Others boasts twelve of the most epic Delain hymns to date, with the North American version containing four additional exclusive live bonus tracks.
In support of their upcoming new album Mellow Cruisers out this week (July 10th) on Burger / Recess Records, and following their video premiere for new song "Punk Confusion," Southern California punk heroes Audacity have premiered a full stream of their latest release online - listen below.
Combining the ambient textures and spaced out guitars of New Wave, with colourful harmonies and tribal percussion, Toronto’s Bravestation achieves a sound that is both immediately familiar and new. Following the 2010 release of their self-recorded/produced EP, the group is back with their debut full-length offering, Giants & Dreamers, released on July 10, 2012 with a show in Toronto to launch the album on July 7th. Have a listen to the new single, and album opener Tides of the Summit, here and keep your eyes open for the new video for first single Signs of the Civilized coming soon.
Black metallers Thy Darkened Shade are streaming Eternvs Mos, Nex Ritvs in its entirety on their Bandcamp - listen below. The band was formed nameless in 1999 by Semjaza. The music composed was Black Metal with Old School and Epic influences. Over the years and after various experimentations, the sound of Thy Darkened Shade changed significantly resulting in Eternvs Mos, Nex Ritvs. Expect a mix of raw yet technical Black Metal with old school, avant-garde and 80s' Thrash influences. Eternvs Mos, Nex Ritvs was released on May 26th via World Terror Committee.
Stars have announced their Fall North American tour in support of their sixth full-length album, The North
, which will be released on September 4 via ATO Records. Fans who purchase tickets for any of the US headlining shows will receive a digital copy of the album on release day and an instant download of "The Theory of Relativity". Tickets go on sale Friday, July 13 and can be purchased on www.youarestars.com
Bindrune Recordings will release Nechochwen's new masterpiece OtO on vinyl LP July 31st. The rest is best left to the members of Nechochwen themselves: "The members of Nechochwen are proud to have our newest material released by Bindrune Recordings in the form of an LP titled 'Oto'. Where previous releases have been rooted in the historic and ancient past, 'Oto' focuses on the guidance our ancestors bring to us in modern times. The album title could be called 'Ancestor' in English."
Man :: Instincts, the three song DR (digital release) from expansionist UK metallers Monsterworks, is now available, for a limited time, as a free download via Mortal Music. Among the most inspired and adventurous material in Monsterworks' critically acclaimed body of work, Man :: Instincts is up for grabs and streaming below.
Escapist Records would like to welcome Albuquerque, NM’s Sweet Weapons to its growing roster. The four-piece outfit’s sound is rooted in emotional-influenced punk and 90’s alternative rock, mixing equal parts Jimmy Eat World, Texas is the Reason, Foo Fighters, and Quicksand in a sound all their own. On the heals of two successful demo recordings and persistent touring, the band has made a name for themselves with engaging performances alongside the likes of Touché Amoré, The Wonder Years, Joyce Manor, Title Fight, Daytrader, and countless others.
The self-titled debut album from Melbourne-based audio assassins Cocks Arquette is set for North American release on September 7th. With OSCL Records responsible for the CD and digital releases and FTU Industries handling the limited vinyl edition, Cocks Arquette rakes over thirty-eight minutes of auditory thunder upon the listener. Massive, repetitive, whacked-out riffs coalesces into mega-amplified dirge-ridden noise rock buildups, the entire release recorded live with no overdubs. Stream the entire album below.