Heavy rockers Romero recently celebrated the high holiday (it was 4/20, the international pot smokers holiday), by releasing a pair of tracks for free download. "Couch Lock" and "In The Heather" are available for FREE in multiple formats. This release is the band's second for Grindcore Karaoke, the online label headed by J. Randall of Agoraphobic Nosebleed (Relapse Records).
If you're one of the fortunate people who attended The Rabid Whole's CD release party at the Bovine in Toronto, Canada last night, then you've already experience this awesome new album. If you missed the show, then we have a super treat for you in the form of this exclusive world premiere of the band's latest album Refuge, due out May 1st, 2012 via Boonsdale Records. Recorded and produced by Karl Schubach (Misery Signals, Solace), mixed by Dave Ogilvie (Jakalope, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson) and mastered by Noah Mintz (Broken Social Scene, Death From Above 1979), Refuge is one industrial metal/alternative rock album you won't want to miss!
The Static Jacks have accomplished a lot in their three years together. The Westfield, New Jersey band started out under the name Waterdown Clockwise before settling on the more appealing Static Jacks. Like so many other groups, they released a debut EP (2009's Laces) and started out on several tours with other indie rock bands like Futureheads, Young the Giant and We Were Promised Jetpacks. All the hard work of two full years resulted in the debut Static Jacks album titled If You're Young which came out at the end of last summer. If You're Young is a progression over the sound debuted on their EP which exposed the band to an even greater fan base.
The Offspring returned to the airwaves today (Friday, April 27) with the premiere of the brand new single "Days Go By" on Los Angeles’ KROQ Kevin and Bean show. The song is now available to stream via an Instagram-powered interactive photo calendar at Offspring.com. A digital single will be available at all digital retailers at midnight tonight and a Rock Prodigy in-app download is set for release at the same time. "Days Go By" is also the name of the band's new studio album, produced by Bob Rock and available June 26 (Columbia Records).
Die Krupps and Synthetic Symphony/SPV are rewarding the fans with an exclusive free download of their new single "Industrie-Mädchen". With immediate effect, the new single "Industrie-Mädchen" from Electro legends Die Krupps is available for free download on SoundCloud.
Montreal hard rock band One are a testament to hard work. In the seven year existence of the band, they have not shied away from the hardwork and determination necessary to make it in the music industry today. They have been through their ups and downs, from member changes to constant touring, but with the new additions to the group, they feel that their best work is yet to come. Following the release of One's second record Dirty Valentine, they spent the better part of two years on the road, zig zagging North America at least a few times and selling thousands of copies of their first two records along the way.
Zlam Dunk are not your average indie rock band. The creatively named group hails from Austin, Texas and they certainly aren't your run of the mill indie band. They combine punchy guitar riffs with the crudeness of garage rock and throw in a little punk-rock energy to top it all off. The band has already had a highly successful 2010 debut full length album and they are back and hungry for more.
Following the news of their upcoming album entitled Pasiflora, now with a new release date of July 24th on The Mylene Sheath, Boston's celebrated post-metal / shoegaze phenom Constants have premiered their cover of the classic track from preeminent shoegaze stalwarts Catherine Wheel, titled "Strange Fruit".
The Atlanta-based quintet The Villains are at the beginning of what will prove to be a big year for them.
Rock band With Knives (featuring members of Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things, Shiner, Every Time I Die and more) just premiered their debut EP Schadenfreude online. The album is out via Son Of Man Records and is currently streaming below and available for name your own price purchase.
There's nothing like some good Russian hardcore music! Vagiant (no, not that kind of vagiant) is a four piece band from Moscow, Russia, or as they refer to it as "the motherland of Lenin, Lada autos, bears and vodka", who call themselves a group of antisocial, paranoid still life loving, good-mannered and joyful nerds. The most distinctive element to the band is their strange sense of humor that is based on themes of degredation, blasphemy, substance abuse, psychical disorders and oddly enough, flowers.
Santa Rosa, CA poppy post-hardcore rockers Couteaux have debut a new track entitled "Cease Fire". The track is taken from their forthcoming EP 'Sail West to Reach the East'. "Sail West To Reach The East" was recorded, mixed and mastered at NB Studios with producer Nick Botelho, and is slated for a physical release on June 30th, 2012 with a digital release to follow on July 3rd, 2012.
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.
The Melbourne, Australia progressive thrash metal quintet Teramaze released their new opus, AnhedoniA, today, May 24th, via Nightmare Records. While fans of groups the likes of Pantera, Tool, Nevermore, Karnivool and even Devin Townsend should eat this release up, we have a sinking feeling metal fans in general will find it hard to resist these Ozzies' sounds. The new 10-track affair (11 if you get the bonus CD version) was produced and mixed by Dean Wells and mastered by Lasse lammert and is loaded with moments of groove, aggressive vocals and other varying metal elements.
You can now stream the first song off of Create Avoid’s Pastime 7" (out May 22nd), titled "Never Again". Pre-order packages are available and the song is just below. Check out "Never Again" and the band on one of their two upcoming release shows in Southern California with No Bragging Rights. Create Avoid is Mike Alsaybar (vocals), Jake Round (bass), Chris Williams (guitar) and Steve Reese (drums).
Witch Mountain was born in Portland, Oregon in 1997, the doom rock creation of Sunn0))) collaborator Nate Carson and Rob Wrong. The band released their debut …Come The Mountain to critical acclaim in 2001 and toured with the likes of Isis, Yob, Clutch, Agalloch, Electric Wizard, Unsane and plenty more. Soon after, the band fell silent before bursting back into effect in 2009, this time with the stunning vocal addition of Uta Plotkin for the release of South Of Salem - garnering the analogy that Witch Mountain were what Black Sabbath would sound like if fronted by Janis Joplin.
Anathema has accomplished a lot in its over two decade history as a band. The experimental and atmospheric rock band has released nine studio albums, three EPs, countless singles and won over thousands of fans touring the world. The group scored a huge comeback hit with its 2010 record We're Here Because We're Here after releasing its previous record A Natural Disaster seven years prior in 2003. It was not only a commercial success, but also a critical success receiving widespread praise from critics, including being named the "Prog Album of the Year" by Classic Rock magazine.
Metal band Scythe are now streaming their new album Beware the Scythe online in its entirety. The new band featuring Rick Scythe, (ex-Usurper) have recently unleashed their debut album Beware the Scythe through Primitive Reaction. This is brutal blackened death metal that will pulverize your senses and leave you begging for more.
After a highly successful debut album that garnered over 100,000 downloads, Drunk Souls have returned with their follow up titled Revolution. The record is a sixteen song affair that attempts to build on the success of their first album. The message is still there while the hooks and emotion have only gotten better. From the new album comes the title track "Revolution", which we're pleased to present to you for free download.
White Lung is a mostly female band from Vancouver, British Columbia who formed in 2006 and plays some good old fashioned Canadian punk rock. They first got noticed as part of the Vancouver Emergency Room scene which helped make the band a hit locally. In their relatively short time together, these guys have received some wide acclaim for their music, including Exclaim! magazine naming the band's 2010 debut album It's the Evil the 2010 Canadian punk rock record of the year. If that wasn't enough, in 2011 the band received a nomination for Punk/Hardcore Artist/Group of the Year at the Canadian Music Week Indie Awards.