New Vegas is a brand new post-hardcore/post-rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The group was formed in 2011 by singer and guitarist Jimmy Howell and keyboardist Steve Rossini. This group is original in that it is a six-piece, consisting of two guitarist and of course a keyboard player. The band lists acts such as Hands, Pianos Become the Teeth, Decoder, Touche Amore, Thrice and Scary Kids Scaring Kids as major influences on their music.
In support of their newly released Complete Discography out today on Temporary Residence, historically celebrated post-punk band Moss Icon have premiered a full stream of their forthcoming release - check it out below. In addition, the band has announced an upcoming reunion performance taking place June 3rd at this year's Chaos in Tejas event in Austin, Texas (performing alongside Iceage, Ceremony, Give and Thou), and may be announcing additional live appearances in the near future.
The Emptiness Within, the new album from U.K. progressive black/death metallers De Profundis, can be fully streamed for a week at the band's official Bandcamp page or just below. The Emptiness Within was released on May 7 in the U.K. and will be released on May 11 in the rest of Europe via Kolony Records.
Vancouver, BC natives West Of Hell's new full-length album, Spiral Empire, hits stores today! The record is available for purchase now at iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers, but if you order your copy of Spiral Empire from THIS LOCATION, you will instantly receive the album as a digital download as well. For those that want to listen before they buy, the record is also available for streaming at the band’s official Soundcloud page for a limited time - see below.
Fat Possum Records is pleased to release "We Can't Be Beat," the lead track from The Walkmen's upcoming album Heaven, on May 29th. The record is the band's sixth and was produced by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Shins, Band of Horses) in Seattle. The band just celebrated their 10th anniversary and are still comprised of the same members that started the group in 2001 - drummer Matt Barrick, multi-instrumentalist Pete Bauer, singer Hamilton Leithauser, guitarist Paul Maroon and bassist Walter Martin. The Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold sings harmonies on two songs on the record.
Australia's My Dynamite takes its inspirations from some pretty exclusive company of all-time greats. Drawing from the likes of Led Zeppelin, The Faces, Humble Pie and the Black Crowes, My Dynamite is doing its best to make sure that the all-time greats are not forgotten by turning their inspiration into a contemporary and irresistible sound. Rest assured, these guys are most interested in getting the party started, especially in their rowdy live gigs. The group started when lead vocalist Pat Carmody joined a band that bassist Travis Fraser and drummer Simon Aarons were already in. These guys aren't only about classic rock though as they try to merge other influences such as blues and soul into their blended, unique sound.
Georgia’s HEARTCAKEPARTY have just released the first single off their upcoming album 'Mock Heroic'. The track, entitled "K.O.T.W.O.F.L.L." is available online and just below. 'Mock Heroic', which was recorded at Glow in the Dark Studio’s hits stores and online July 17 via Indianola Records.
As Negative Black, the monolithic third LP from Germany's Black Shape Of Nexus oozes towards North American release, the band today proudly drops the third track from the album on the public today. Witness the sheer aural pulverization of this band through one of the "shorter songs on the album," by streaming the near-eight-minute-long "60WV" just below.
LA based sludge metal outfit Black Sheep Wall has premiered their track "Black Church" online. "Black Church" is off the band's upcoming album No Matter Where It Ends. The album will be released by Season Of Mist on June 5th.
It's certainly an exciting time for the band Royal Thunder. The Atlanta, Georgia based quartet sound like what you might expect from a group out of the deep south of the United States. They've been described as revved-up southern rock that howls like Led Zeppelin with some psychedelia thrown in for good measure. They've also been described as a haunting rock band that attracts listeners with their dark rhythms and soulful vocals. Royal Thunder got its start in 2007 and after playing a lot in Atlanta as well as the rest of the south, they self-recorded and released a seven song EP in late 2009.
In anticipation of Arrows Over Athens self-releasing their new Atlas EP on June 5th, they are giving away their 7-song EP As These Roots Grow online for free. Click the download button below or press play to hear all 7 songs. NOW!!!
44 Fires are a new metal group that draws its inspirations from the differing genres that each of the members grew up listening to. From Corrosion of Conformity and Pantera, to Rage Against The Machine and Soundgarden, the members grew up on a healthy dose of metal and early '90s alternative rock. You could say that 44 Fires are a conglomeration of these different influences and their main goal is to bring the noise, and start ripping up stages all over the world with their own brand of metal.
The Ugly Club is a diverse project of musical ideas and styles. The band can be described as a type of psychedelic, indie rock that is reminiscent of Wilco and My Morning Jacket, but maybe even a development on the sounds of those groups. The Ugly Club has already released two EPs called Sing What You Want and their latest, Visions of a Tall Girl, which was produced and engineered by guitarist Joe Stasio at Soundwaves Studio in Union, New Jersey. Their debut full-length album, You Belong to the Minutes, is almost finished and set to be released in July of this year.
Udine, Italy is home to a 5-piece band that plays some downright fierce metal. Jei Durisotti (vocals), Sanchez Santini (guitar), Carlo Ferraro (guitar), Giovanni Minozzi (bass) and Sasha Veselinovic (drums) came together to form Despite Exile and offer mean prog and deathcore music. It was their unique blend of powerful guitar melodies, death metal and jumpy breakdowns that created a stir on their 2010 debut EP Scarlet Reverie. Met with high critical claim, the buzz afforded Despite Exile the chance to begin touring more extensively all the while quickly growing their reputation.
Nova Scotia's Wintersleep produces music that has the ability to grab listeners with its pop charm and keep them captivated with its subtle complexities. Having won a Juno Award, performed on The Late Show With David Letterman, and spent the last few years touring extensively in support of two successful releases, the band is now gearing up to unleash Hello Hum, a multi-dimensional record full of catchy pop hooks, thoughtful lyrics, and heartfelt sentiment. Co-produced and mixed by Dave Fridmann (MGMT, The Flaming Lips) and Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai), Hello Hum is due out June 12th via Roll Call Records/ILG.
The group started out under the name Sound Addiction, then evolved into a power trio and then into the current alternative rock band Project Mars. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned at the beginning for Project Mars, as a mix of unforseen circumstances led to the dissolution of the group after only a year.
Three years after the release of their debut album, Driver Friendly were faced with a crossroads of sorts as a group. The predicament was either quit as a band after nine years together or do something drastic. Everyone's lives were changing and headed in separate directions and in addition, the music industry was shifting. Rather than calling it a career, the band members decided to retreat into a cabin in the Appalachian Mountains of all places where they could write and create music without any distractions or limitations. They decided to go and not leave until they had enough songs to make a new album.
If you haven’t heard Toronto’s own Animal Faces you should consider the possibility that there is something severely wrong with you. This three-piece showcases members of the Love and Terror Cult as well as Authors creating a heavy, mathy, powerful and unique hardcore sound. There debut release Analytical Dreaming absolutely blew me away when I first heard it and it was followed up with an undeniably strong live performance.
Coffinworm is streaming a newly remastered version of their track "The Inner Caligula," which will appear on the forthcoming vinyl release of their now-classic Great Bringer Of Night demo from 2009. The Indianapolis blackened sludge barbarians have joined forces with The Flenser, who will be partnering with the band for the first-ever vinyl release.
Obduracy is Canadian heavy metal at its finest. This independent five-piece from Ottawa is the result of a relentless dedication to creating some devastating and blistering thrash-tinged death metal. The group's real inspiration is a desire to mold an aggressive, unforgiving and genuinely evil sound that takes no prisoners. If you're looking for soft ballads then you can be sure that Obduracy will deliver the exact opposite to that.