French black metallers Aosoth have premiered a track from their new full-length album entitled IV:Arrow In Heart, coming out April 16th worldwide on Agonia Records. The track "An Arrow In Heart" can be streamed below via the YouTube player. The album will consist of 6 original tracks and 56 minutes of music.
Pavement Entertainment has just signed Chicago's Romantic Rebel to a development deal. Romantic Rebel started off in 2012 as a project between siblings KT and Alex and quickly became a full time venture in six very short months. The Chicago, IL based duo immediately began writing a catalog of original material siting influences such as Van Halen and Aerosmith. The band tapped former Smashing Pumpkins touring drummer Matt Walker and entered the studio to record a four song demo at world renowned CRC Studios (Chicago, IL) in September of 2012. The lead track "Dirty Love Song" will be made available as a special digital release via Pavement Entertainment mid 2013.
Brooklyn-based trio Celestial Shore announce their highly anticipated full-length album. Their debut LP is entitled 10x, and will be released on Brad Oberhofer's newly launched label Local Singles, out April 23. 10x was mixed by Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), and features vocals by Lorely Rodriguez (Empress Of). Listen to the album's first single, "Valerie" via the SoundCloud player below.
"Long Live The Misanthrope," a new track off The Living Infinite, the ninth studio album by Swedish melodic metal band Soilwork, is now available for streaming on YouTube - listen via the player just below. The Living Infinite is Soilwork's first dual-disc album, scheduled for release on February 27th in Asia (via license to Marquee Records), in Europe on March 1st, and in North America on March 5th.
This phenomenal new band from Kansas City is called We Are Voices. The group have just released their sophomore album, Tread Lightly, that is captivating the ears of fans and music critics alike. In one listen you will discover what has everyone head over heels about this band. Layering a dark, yet soothing sound, We Are Voices create a uniqueness that is woven into the fabric of every track. Their first single, "Fighting Fires," is a steamy single, that blends elements of a heavier Coldplay, who they are often compared to. We Are Voices bring music to the table that is truly their own.
Up and coming Los Angeles garage rock band, Canto, are coming hot onto the scene with a brand new 5-song EP, a follow up to their debut album, HA HA HA
. They have just offered up the single off of the Ride Away
EP, "Dirty Water" for stream on their Soundcloud (listen below). Although, ironically, "Dirty Water" is a mock homage to Boston, this is Canto's interpretation of the 1966 garage band classic by another California rock band, The Standells, who some have called the "Godfathers of Punk." The EP will be available April 9th for free download through the band's official Facebook page
Swedish melodic gloomlords October Tide have released another track entitled "Adoring Ashes", which comes off the band's forthcoming full-length album Tunnel Of No Light. Stream the new song below via the Pulverised Records SoundCloud player. The release dates for Tunnel Of No Light have been set on 25th March 2013 for Europe and 16th April 2013 for North America.
Melodic progressive metal group The Mascaron have released a second single, entitled "The Night Before". "The Night Before" is the second song to be released by The Mascaron from their forthcoming debut EP due out in spring. "The Night Before" includes a modern metal sound by nature and a layering of sophisticated guitar riffs and harmonious melodies. The song delves into the sinister side of the human personality. This latest release, along with their debut single, "Out of Time", can be downloaded free of charge from the band's official Facebook page.
Finnish morbid death metallers Lantern have completed work on their debut album, Below, which will be released this Spring through Dark Descent Records on CD and vinyl formats. Since forming in 2007, Lantern have continued to evolve their unique take on ancient death and Below is a definitive statement by a band in top form. Thirty-eight minutes of pure stench, Below is an album that demonstrates that death's not dead.
On February 1st Oceans of Slumber self-released a progressive metal whirlwind called Aetherial. Labeling a band like Oceans of Slumber is never quite as easy as one would think. The Houston band features in its ranks the drummer of grind purists Insect Warfare (among many others), a degreed Jazz guitarist, and an all-around cast of "players' players." What results from this collective of skilled musicians and a broad cross section of influence is the adventurous Aetherial.
Listening to Shellshag is like listening to a 15-year story of punk love and DIY tours, a sentiment that is summed up all over the Brooklyn-via-San Francisco’s new record, Shellshag Forever. The album follows 2010’s Rumors in Disguise – a record marked by huge hooks and a fuzzy balance of sweet and sludgy pop punk. That all surfaces Shellshag Forever, except that here Shell and Shag’s songs sound clearer and more fully-formed than ever.
On February 26, SST Records will release Life is Too Short to Not Hold a Grudge, the debut album from Good For You, the brand new band featuring influential guitarist and bandleader Greg Ginn and professional skateboarder and musician Mike Vallely (aka Mike V). The band just premiered the new song "Stupid Me", a bulldozing cut that showcases Ginn at the top of his game as Vallely belts out mongo lyrics.
Boston-based "Carnival-Style Punk Rockers" The Venetia Fair have partnered with AMP Magazine for the exclusive world-premiere of new single "The Day I Set Them Free". The track is off their soon to be (self)released album Every Sick Disgusting Thought We've Got In Our Brain, due out on March 1st, 2013. Check out the song and cover artwork below!
Swedish epic doom metallers Memory Garden have launched the first single and revealed the cover art for their new album Doomain, out April 16th via Metal Blade Records. Check them both out below now! Doomain was recorded at Annoying Sound Factory and SolnaSound Recording by the band with a little assistance engineering from Mike Wead (King Diamond) during the lead guitar sessions. The mix was done by Dan Swanö at Unisound.
Cartel's new album Collider
is now available for pre-purchase at cartelcollider.com
. The album will be available to the public on March 26th. There you will also find exclusive merchandise, along with a new single, entitled "Mosaic", which is also available below via the SoundCloud player!
Boston, MA's Zozobra have revealed the details behind their latest release Savage Masters
, due out April 2nd on LP/Digital via Brutal Panda Records. The track "Black Holes" is currently available for streaming and a preview of the album art plus pre-order packages are available here
with digital pre-orders available here
Illinois based Viking Thrashers The Horde are currently writing material for their third full-length album which is set to be released on Abyss Records later this year. Title and release date have not been confirmed at this time. Some early song titles are: "Conquering of the Firevurm", "Usurper Berzerker", "Darkened Embers", "Behold in Despair", "Destroyer... Slayer of Men" and "Pray Hater".
Boston, Massachusetts' Paris released the lead single "The Heartless" featuring Josh Herzer from Lions Lions today on YouTube. In addition, the band has posted pre-orders for the group's debut self-titled EP
which will be released on March 26th. Check out the song below!
UK rockers Godsized have readied their much anticipated debut album Time and are giving away the first single "Heavy Load" for FREE on the 25 February, the day before they head off on their forthcoming UK/European headline tour.
King Loses Crown, a new Bay Area trio 3Hive described as "darker than Devo, faster than Depeche Mode, denser than Killing Joke," release You Can't Escape, a six-song EP, on February 19th. The title track is streaming now via the AMP SoundCloud profile - listen to it below. The You Can't Escape EP was written, recorded and produced by King Loses Crown with mastering duties handled by John Cuniberti, most noted for his work with the Dead Kennedys.