Xombie is releasing their debut full-length album, 'Swaggaholix: Deluxe Edition'! No strangers to the NYC concert circuit, Xombie is a flawless stream of metal influences and gut-wrenching guitar solos topped with hip-hop vocals to create a new genre they have dubbed Hood Metal. Adam Cruz is the front man with rhymes, backed by Roy Gavlan and Rob "Fish" Fishkin adding some serious power with metal vocals and guitars. Mike Martabano adds heaviness on bass, and the very talented Rob "Bangers" Patierno on drums.
When it comes to paying tribute to the blues greats, few classic rock acts have done as much as Foghat over the years. Case in point, their first hit single was a classic cover of Willie Dixon's "I Just Want To Make Love To You," and they organized a 1977 star-studded NYC concert that benefited the start of the Blues Archive at the New York Public Library. Foghat was the house band backing their special guests including Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Johnny Winter, Paul Butterfield, Honeyboy Edwards, Eddie Kirkland and many others).
With Valentine's Day rapidly approaching, Hopeless Records is excited to announce the second installment of the 'Love Is Hopeless' Valentines compilation! This year the compilation features songs from your favorite Hopeless Records artists including: The Used, Yellowcard, The Wonder Years, Enter Shikari, The Dangerous Summer, Silverstein and many more.
Born in 2009 from the ashes of french metalcore band Draftdown, The Prestige, an hi-energy quartet from Paris, which plays a mix between (post) chaotic hardcore, intense punk, metal and rock under constant injection of adrenaline, will release its debut full length album on April 3rd through Basement Apes Industries, Brain Ache, Enjoyment Records and Tangled Talk.
Death metal founding father, Autopsy, has revealed the cover art and track list for the band's upcoming 22-track collection, 'All Tomorrow's Funerals.' This historical album is set for a February 28th release on Peaceville Records, and will contain re-mastered versions of all of Autopsy's past EP's - everything from 'Retribution For The Dead' to the now sold-out 'The Tomb Within' - plus four brand new tracks.
Dine Alone Records is proud to announce the addition of Australia's DZ Deathrays to their expanding roster in Canada. Named by NME Magazine as one of the most exciting new acts of 2012, DZ Deathrays will release their debut EP, 'No Sleep' digitally in Canada on March 6th.
Blacktooth Entertainment has unleashed a free download compilation in support of Crimson Shadows upcoming album launch on Saturday, February 11th at The Hard Luck Bar (772A Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON) for their highly anticipated debut full-length album 'Glory On The Battlefield'.
Progressive atmospheric death metallers 7 Horns 7 Eyes will be releasing their debut full-length album, 'Throes Of Absolution', in North America on April 24th, 2012 via Century Media Records! Featuring a guest appearance by Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) this highly-anticipated album has been many months in the making- but worth the wait!
Czech underground metallers March Of The Hordes and Escape The Flesh have announced the release of a split CD via Lavadome productions. Both outfits execute old school death metal in their own ways. March Of The Hordes deliver sharp, headbanging-inducing grooves of Swedish death metal with undeniable overtones of sullen, metallic crust.
The material of their fellows, Escape The Flesh, smells of more putrid, doom-soaked death metal from the grave. Not to be missed by old school death metal fans!
LA indie rock band The Jealous Sound are releasing a new album, 'A Gentle Reminder', this Tuesday, Jan 31st. The record was made in the Foo Fighters' Studio 606 with John Lousteau producing, 'A Gentle Reminder' features founding members Blair Shehan and guitarist Pedro Benito working alongside the Foos' Nate Mendel (filling in on bass for the departed John McGinnis) and new drummer Bob Penn.
John K. Samson is the singer-songwriter for the acclaimed indie rock band The Weakerthans and he just released his highly anticipated full length solo album, 'Provincial', this January 24th via Epitaph-Anti Records. 'Provincial' contains newly recorded versions of songs from Samson's previous two EPs, 'City Route 85' and 'Provincial Road 222', alongside a collection of beautifully evocative new tracks. The songs traverse four routes woven into the prairie landscape of Manitoba, the Canadian province where Samson lives. They are hymns for the departed and rockers for the living, songs about dying villages, Icelandic longing, snowplows, broken glass, satellites, hockey skates, and staff room romances.
pILLOW tHEORY is a NYC quartet who delivers a high-powered dynamic sound while successfully genre hopping under the modern rock umbrella (metal, punk, pop, electro.) They've blazed the stage opening for TV On The Radio, Living Colour and Ninjasonik. pILLOW tHEORY's songs have been licensed for ABC television, Sony PSP and Tap Tap Revenge. Lead vocalist and guitarist Kelsey, guitarist Danos Ettrick, bassist Joaquin C De Baca and drummer Dave Burnett are all jazz rejects who were tainted by and converted to NYC’s underground rock scene.
I The Mighty will release their debut album on Equal Vision Records, 'Karma Never Sleeps', on March 27th. The San Francisco, CA-based band has also revealed the cover art, track listing, and a teaser video for the EP, which can be seen below.
Death metal overlords Cannibal Corpse will unearth their twelfth slab of audio devastation to North American fans on March 13th, 2012 via Metal Blade Records. The aptly titled 'Torture' was again produced by Hate Eternal's Erik Rutan at his own Mana Recording Studio in St. Petersburg, Florida as well as Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas, and features the goretorn cover art by longtime Cannibal Corpse artist, Vincent Locke.
Two-time Juno-nominated Cancer Bats will release their fourth full-length album 'Dead Set On Living', on April 24th, 2012 through Metal Blade Records in North America. Once again utilizing the legendary Vespa Studios and producers Eric Ratz and Kenny Luong, 'Dead Set On Living' is undeniably the most metal-tinged offering the band has released to date, bringing yet another dimension to the Bats' signature sound.
The Toronto-based trio of brothers Menew has already accomplished what more than thousands of aspiring musicians will ever do-even before releasing an album-including earning a performance spot in 2009 on The Late Show with David Letterman. The prolonged wait is now over as Menew has announced their debut full-length album 'Wide Awake Hello' will be available worldwide Tuesday, February 21st (digitally via The Orchard and physically via their own RedCore Music Group). To celebrate the release of the record, the band has also confirmed a string of tour dates with Filter, kicking off March 1st and bringing them to the Gramercy Theatre in New York on Thursday, March 8th.
The Devastated is preparing for the release of their gross, grimy, groove metal masterpiece, 'Devil's Messenger', on February 14th. In addition to announcing the track listing for the brutal 13-song album, The Devastated also reveals that Suicide Silence front-man Mitch Lucker is a guest vocalist on the song "Spit Vitriol" on 'Devil's Messenger'.
Animal Style Records (Mixtapes, Hold Tight!, Half Hearted Hero, Born Without Bones) is excited to welcome The Fake Boys (Lowell, MA) to its ever-growing family of amazing bands. On March 27th, 2012, the label will issue the outfit's newest full-length, 'Pig Factory', digitally and on 12" vinyl, with the latter being limited to 500 copies on black (100) and translucent pink (400) colorways.
Less than a year after self-releasing their first album, 'Metal Renaissance', A Sound Of Thunder will release their second full length album, 'Out Of The Darkness', on March 27th, 2012. The 10 track album is being released through US independent label Nightmare Records.
Southern California's Forever Came Calling has officially started recording their debut full length with Sam Pura at The Panda Studios. The LP is expected to come out in May on Pure Noise Records. The band will also be supporting the entire "Pure Noise Records Tour" in Feb/March.