Par 6 just released their newest single, "Rewind," which can be streamed for free below. The single comes off of their upcoming EP, Be Kind, Rewind, which follows up their 2010 release Don't Worry About It..., and will be released digitally June 29th. Check out the first single and get ready for the new release!
Young Governor began as a solo outlet for Fucked Up guitarist Ben Cook. Since 2009 Cook has released 11 singles along with two EPs, (a prolific side project for a guy who is already in a full-time band). While each release has varied in style and sound, they all carried that same intensity and pop sensibility. On Young Guv’s new 12” on Oakland, CA label Southpaw, Cook enters a legit studio for the first time and brought with him some of the best musicians Toronto has to offer.
In support of their new album Chock Full of Misery, out today on Kiss of Death / No Idea Records, and following this weekend's performances at Choas in Tejas in Austin and Free Press Fest in Houston, Tampa-based punk mainstays New Bruises have premiered a full stream of their latest release online.
Originally conceived to create the fictional home recordings of a nonexistent South Dakotan teenager, The Dust Engineers are in reality a new Brooklyn/Queens-based band. After performing at a Bowery Poetry Club multimedia exhibition, Meyer decided to make The Dust Engineers more than a fantasy, and enlisted Ryan Egan (bass), Sara Maeder (vocals, tambourine), Erik Rosenberg (guitar, vocals), and Jared Harel (drums) to form the band in 2011. Employing coed harmonies and twangy bottleneck slides with reckless abandon, their new EP Bail proves tough to classify. "One foot on a skateboard and the other in stirrups," replies Meyer when asked about The Dust Engineers' singular sound.
Boston groove metal hooligans Widow Sunday will be dropping a new EP this month, titled Dance Metal, via Rat Pak Records on June 26th. The three song EP, once again recorded at The Brick HitHouse with Shane Frisby (Bury Your Dead, Hand of Mercy, Deez Nuts, The Ghost Inside) and mixed by Pete Rutcho (Vanna, Revocation, Hell Within, Corpus Christi), fusing their blend of groove metal and electronica, is sure to kick your head in an make your booty shake.
Distinctive Chicago-based doom collective Earthen Grave recently release their electrifying self-titled debut album. Boasting a powerful, dynamic style of plodding doom metal surging with classic heavy metal vigor, the six members of the band coalesce their metal aptitude into one entity with Earthen Grave. Founded in 2008 by guitarist Jason Muxlow (The Living Fields, Wintering) and drummer Scott Davidson (ex-Stonehenge, owner of Rebel Radio), the duo recruited bassist Ron Holzner (formerly of Trouble, Debris Inc., Place of Skulls, etc.), vocalist Mark Weiner (Trifog), guitarist Tony Spillman (Spillage), and renowned classical violinist Rachel Barton Pine on extended range electric flying V violin.
Mississauga, Ontario band Horizons should be on your radar as of right now! This post-hardcore/rock five piece is just plain awesome and on the verge of busting out big. Already making a name for themselves on their home turf (they've basically spent the past two years touring all over Eastern Canada), the band is now setting their sights on a broader international fan base. And why not? The guys sure have the licks to win people over.
Athens, GA five piece rock band Come What May came together during the Spring of 2009. Since then, the group has been impressively honing their writing and performing skills to a level akin to many bans who've been in the game for much longer. Come What May have already self released two EPs (Solace in 2009 and Stimulus Vs. Sense the following year), both of which only served to pave the way for the release of their debut full-length, Strange Dialect.
Just days after the release of their new video for "Amend," The Overseer bring another hard rock reckoning in the form of "Vulture" – the third preview track from their upcoming debut, We Search, We Dig – streaming now online. "Vulture" finds the Arkansas outfit firing on all cylinders with all the the traits for which they’ll soon be known on full display - pummeling riffage seamlessly giving way to expansive melody anchored by a knack for knowing when to let the song breathe and when to reach back and smack the listener in the face.
From the mossy underbelly of Portland, Oregon comes the gritty tones of ambidextrous quartet Nether Regions, and the release of their debut full-length LP, Into The Breach. Following the demise of Ditchliquor in 2006, bassist and vocalist Joe Wickstrom supplied live bass for Black Elk, Subarachnoid Space and Witch Mountain for three years, before seeking out several choice musicians in the area to form Nether Regions. With thunderous tones that would surely allow the band's sound to fall under multiple genre sub categorizations, the core Nether Regions sound simultaneously molests heavy riffery with a persuasion all their own, unable to be contained by one simple style tag.
In support of their recently released new album titled ABCDEFG-HIJKLMNOP-QRSTUV-WXYZ out this week on Northern Spy Records, Brooklyn-based kraut-punk outfit Starring has premiered an exclusive stream of their latest release online. The band has also announced they'll be appearing at this year's Northside Festival, performing tonight at Brooklyn's Public Assembly. Appearing with the band include Chain and The Gang, Mucca Pazza, Magik Markers, Dope Body, Dustin Wong and more.
As the band very clearly and simply states, Venomous Maximus plays Metal! The group came together as recently as early 2010 and almost instantly was opening for well-known bands the likes of: Torche, Pentagram, High On Fire and Eyehategod. Since that time Venomous Maximus has put out two releases - the 7 inch single Give Up the Witch and the 12 inch EP The Mission. According to their bio, the band's headspace lands: "somewhere between a Alejandro Jodorowsky film and a New Orleans voodoo den. Hail Satan and pass the chicken feet!"
This powerful progressive rock band has a sound splattered with Eastern Indian elements and a wonderful dark/melodic balance. Grab their hit single "Inside The Flame" for FREE!
Cut Them Where They Bleed, the latest "love/hate letter" from Atlanta, Georgia band Tiger! Tiger! is out now via Austin’s Chicken Ranch Records. The album, featuring cover art by renowned illustrator John Baizley, kicks off with its title cut which is also the album’s latest single. Tiger! Tiger! front woman Buffi Aguero delivers a bitter, battering wind, alternately cooing and caterwauling in a haunting harangue throughout the album. In concert, the band uncorks this bottle of emotional spirits, dumps the contents and uses the empty vessel to make a Molotov cocktail of words.
Progressive instrumental metal band Polarization has just released a new song called "Pulse" from the band's upcoming album Chasing The Light. The album is set to release on August 14th on Mediaskare Records.
The new EP Wrath Of God from the French brutal death metal band Livarkahil can be streamed and download for free below. This free download EP will be also available as a USB drive with exclusive content (video, tutorials, goodies, tabs). The group recently signed a worldwide management deal with Germany’s Rock N Growl Management.
A Tragedy In Progress has made another track, "Better Left Alone," off their upcoming album available for streaming online. The album, entitled Mechanical Weather contains 13 songs that were tracked at Echelon Studios with Joseph McQueen. The record hits stores and online through Indianola Records August 28th. Formed in 2010, A Tragedy in Progress is the complete and original line up of Across Five Aprils. The band had reunited for a series of reunion shows that year when they decided to write some new songs under the name of the band’s first record A Tragedy in Progress. Eventually this led to long time Across Five Aprils collaborators Indianola Records releasing the 2011 EP Going Down With The Ship.
After five long years, The Flower Kings are back with new album Banks of Eden, to be released June 19th (US, June 18th Europe) via InsideOut Music. The Flower Kings emerged as one of the most popular bands of the early '90s Prog movement and became one of the scene's leading icons together with Porcupine Tree, Spocks Beard and Dream Theater. In light of the album's impending release date, The Flower Kings are now debuting a medley of the 25-minute opening track "Numbers."
Swedish death metal act Fetus Stench is set to release their debut full-length, 'Stillbirth', on June 15th via Abyss Records. Featuring members of Blood Red Throne, Slaughterous and The Law, Fetus Stench is a violent and rising force in the Swedish death metal scene. The band recently posted a promo video for the track "Stillborn Son" online.
Texas' With Shaking Hands has just released their newest EP Armor Of Light on Bandcamp. The release was recorded and produced by Drew Fulk of Think Sound Studios and is only the start of the band’s budding career. A career that has already included the band playing South By So What and RaleighPalooza. The has also released the music video for their song "Sons And Daughters" which will be included on their forthcoming full length that they are currently working on and will also be recorded and produced by Drew Fulk.