The seeds of Only on Weekends were planted over ten years ago by four high school students in Cherry Hill, NJ. The four members of the group started playing music together and called themselves Blackout. It wasn’t until Mikey left the band that Danny and Kenny traded instruments, and Blackout became Only on Weekends. The band started playing around the Philadelphia area as much as possible, honing their sound and writing songs for what would become their self-titled debut record.
Chaos Records has made the vinyl edition of The Key to a Black Heart, the new album from old School Swedish Death Crushers Blood Mortized available on the label's e-shop. This limited edition (only 500 copies being pressed) 180g vinyl comes in Standard Black, Blood Red or Splatter White/Blood Red and features a gatefold jacket with exclusive cover art by the amazing dutch artist Thomas Knyst, printed inner sleeve and exclusive A2 poster. Orders will begin shipping on August 13th.
The Modulated Tones came together in 2010, formed by Gina Kantner and Kevin Braun. Their music is devoutly psychedelic, using heavy doses of fuzz, feedback, tremolo and drones. Not so simply stated, The Modulated Tones' sound is a melange of 60s-era vintage vibes, and Kosmische/motorik grooves, with underlying embers of primal repetition.
Brooklyn, New York punk quartet (quintet if you count Rambo, from whom they draw their inspiration), came together in 2009 with one simple aim, to create and release straightforward, no BS punk rock and get it out to truckloads of music-loving people. Well, with this goal in mind they've kept hella-busy, already having released 3 EPs in the past few years alone - each of which are available for free download on the guys' Bandcamp page.
Blistering.com has posted an exclusive stream of the song "Scriptures of Foreign Tongues," off of Severing Humanity, the debut from Deadly Remains. Delivering a complex and vicious brand of brutal death metal that dares to push the envelope at times, Deadly Remains are without a doubt among the most impressive new acts on the USDM scene. See below to stream the song.
Hard-hitting rockers Candlelight Red have just released the first single and title track, "Demons," from their upcoming new EP. The song is available now on iTunes and Amazon, and streaming in full on SoundCloud - listen below. Demons
will feature four tracks produced by Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose, who says that it "came out unreal." Demons
is due out August 14th and is available now for pre-order
through the band's label, Imagen Records.
This time we're focusing on band known as Gaythiest, 3 dudes who are set to release their third album, titled "Stealth Beats, on August 21st via Good To Die Records. Think Torche, Jesus Lizard or Quicksand, but funny... and sparkly.
Death metal band Hell United have announced the release of their new album Aura Damage is to come on September 11th, 2012. It was produced by a dynamically developing label Hellthrasher Productions. The album was recorded in the Spring of this year at Roslyn Studios under the supervision of Krzysztof Godycki. This is also the band’s strongest (and original line-up) with Dügy on drums and returning on guitar Rzulty (Stillborn, ex-Deception).
Boston-based gypsy-punk duo, The Wicked, have premiered the first single off their debut full-length album Never Trust The Dead - a "piano-smashing, horn-bedazzled, twisted-circus anthem" entitled “Elevator". The pair enlisted fellow Boston-based genre-defiers, The Venetia Fair, to accompany them on the track and in the studio, resulting in a "Burton-eqsue" nightmarish sound. Take a listen below.
This progressive metal quintet is based in Montreal, Canada and formed as recently as mid 2011. After some common initial line-up changes the group settled with their current roster (Simon Trudeau (vocals), David Allaire-Martin (guitar), Patrice Le Nouveau (guitar), Marc Poloncak (bass) and Isaac Dumont (drums)), and immediately went to work quickly writing and releasing their debut EP dubbed Seeking Integrity. The album dropped on July 1st of this year and since then, the band as been supporting it as much as possible.
Danish old school death metallers Deus Otiosus will release Godless on Deepsend Records in late Summer 2012. The Danes' sophomore effort (and first for Deepsend) is the follow-up to debut album Murderer, which was released by FDA Rekotz and American Line Productions.
Today, Sabbath Assembly premiered the first track from their forthcoming second album, Ye Are Gods. Entitled "In the Time of Abanddon II," this first glimpse into the magick and majesty of Ye Are Gods can be streamed in its entirety below. Sabbath Assembly's Ye Are Gods is set for release on September 21 through The Ajna Offensive (for North America) and Svart Records (for Europe and the UK).
InVogue Records has signed Canadian post hardcore band Shreddy Krueger (ex- Secret And Whisper). The Kelowna, BC band’s debut EP Curses will be out digitally August 21st with a limited edition physical CD pressing as well. The band will enter the studio this winter to record their debut full length album, producer will be TBA. Check out the bands brand new single "Curses" and cover art below.
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.
On July 30th in Europe and July 31st in North America, the Chicago-based black metal outfit Nachtmystium is set to release Silencing Machine, their 6th full length album and next celebrated chapter in the band's storied career. Recorded at Engine Studios with the band's own synths/electronics specialist Sanford Parker (Yob, Pelican) handling producer duties, Silencing Machine is, as front-man and lead guitarist Blake Judd puts it: "A fuckin' black metal record". For a preview of the album, be sure to check out the new track, "I Wait In Hell" below.
Blending the past with the present, as well as the future, Michael Rault perfectly crafted his vintage sound that listeners swooned over and fell in love with while listening to his sensational 2010 record MA-ME-O. Moving forward in time, Rault continues to draw inspiration from the retro, and returns with the Whirlpool EP, out on July 31st through Pirates Blend Records. In preview of the EP’s release, fans can check out the rocking first single "I Want To Love You", and can catch Rault’s effortlessly cool live show across Canada this Summer, including a special Encore Performance After Party in the Express Pavilion at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre following the Black Keys show on August 4th.
Leander Rising have released their US debut album, Heart Tamer digitally today on Sony Music. Recorded in Hungary and mixed and mastered in Sweden by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth, God Forbid, Katatonia, Soilwork, Kreator), with artwork by Robert Borbas (Metallica, Suicide Silence, Bring Me The Horizon) and a guest appearance by Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) on the track "Six Feet Under", this new album is just plain amazing. Check out the free download of the song "Bound To Belong" below.
New Jersey's psychedelic indie-rock quintet, The Ugly Club, has been handpicked by Flavorpill and Adrian Grenier to compete in Flavorpill's Wreckroom Records contest. The band with the most votes will be awarded a recording session in Adrian Grenier's NYC Studio, Wreckroom Records. You can vote RIGHT HERE
. Download "David Foster Wallace" off the band's upcoming LP right above. The Ugly Club released their highly anticipated debut full-length album, You Belong To The Minutes
, on July 13th.
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)."
Famined Records is pleased to announce the newest addition to the labels roster, The Afterimage, a progressive metal/hardcore band based out of Barrie, Ontario, Canada. The Afterimage will be making their debut release with the four track EP Formless, due out August 14, 2012 via Famined Records.