A one-man cover for the Fear Factory song "Flashpoint" has been posted on YouTube, recorded by deathrash/groove outfit Common Dead. The track is a discarded "raw mix" from closing sessions of the album 'Diatribe', and originally hails from the 1995 Fear Factory album 'Demanufacture.' All instrumentation and mixing for the cover was the solo effort of Common Dead's founder, Andrew Laurenson, including the recreation of sound bytes meant to mirror samples in the original.
German progressive rock/metal up-comers Pigeon Toe have revealed another track from their Lifeforce Records debut 'The First Perception', entitled "The Chase" - stream the song below. 'The First Perception' is set to be released on April 24th in North America and a week later in Europe.
Australian grunge rockers Arcane Saints whom will be crossing the Pacific for their first Canadian tour encouraged by Canadian rockers The Trews, have just unleashed their new song "Never Say Die", which is now streaming below. The band will be touring both Quebec and Ontario from April 21st to April 28th.
German thrash legends Holy Moses, are celebrating their 30th anniversary with the new album '30th Anniversary - In the Power Now'. Starting today the band is streaming the re-recorded version of their classic song "Def Con II" - check it out below.
Oakland, Calif. death metal supremo, All Shall Perish, has delivered a Scion A/V first: a song guaranteed to sear off your eyebrows and stir up the pit, en español. Unison deathcore riffage and multiple pummeling breakdowns make this one truly epic. If you're wondering what vocalist, Eddie Hermida, is saying, the title translates as "The Past Will Haunt Us." Download "El Pasado Nos Perseguira" for free below.
Hung are streaming their new song "Progeny" off the upcoming self-titled debut out May 8th 2012 courtesy of The End Records and Chris Adler from Lamb Of God's label ReThink Records. The debut album features 10 punishing and sonically aesthetic tracks engineered and produced by Andy Abel and Lyris Hung at Abel Studios in Connecticut, with vocals tracked and produced by Ryan Kelly at MSR Studios and Nova Studios in New York City.
Coalition Music recording artists Our Lady Peace have debuted this week in the Top Ten of Canada’s national album sales chart with their latest album, 'Curve'. This is the band’s eighth consecutive album to debut in the Top Ten. Our Lady Peace are the third best-selling Canadian band in the Soundcan era behind only the The Tragically Hip and Nickleback. NeilsonSoundcan measures actual sales of physical and digital music. Our Lady Peace are currently in the middle of a sold-out club tour across North America (remaining dates are listed below).
Progressive atmospheric death metallers 7 Horns 7 Eyes will be releasing their first full-length album, 'Throes Of Absolution', in North America on April 24th via Century Media Records. To give fans a preview of this upcoming release, the band has now posted an album teaser trailer that features clips of all the tracks on 'Throes Of Absolution' - check it out below.
Corey Pierce, drummer for the veteran N.J. heavy metal act, God Forbid, has launched a weekly podcast series called “Real Jersey Guys” with fellow N.J. music scene troopers, Will Oblack and Sa Pace. “Real Jersey Guys" explores various manly subjects from a hilarious and unique Jersey perspective. New episodes will be posted each Wednesday RIGHT HERE
Today Frames present another track, "End of a Decade", from 'In Via' online. The band is back with their second album, 'In Via' and one immediately hears that after five years of existence, they've stayed true to their unique sound. It's a difficult sound to describe, even enter looking through all the niches, corners and boxed in genres we all know. With a true players ease, huge guitar riffs turn into romantic melodies, driving drums travel through dark mists to find a ray of sunshine, soft piano sequences dance up an ever-building foundation until they form the perfect storm.
Wolfbrigade wreak havoc on the masses once again this week as they unleash the furious, explosive and outright anthemic, "Ride The Steel" from their forthcoming LP 'Damned' online. Recorded at renowned Gothenburg-based Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Amon Amarth, Opeth), 'Damned' is the first Wolfbrigade album to be released by Southern Lord, set to hit the shelves for public access in North America April 24th.
Today California progressive grind conquerors Cattle Decapitation released "Lifestalker", the second single of their new album 'Monolith Of Inhumanity'. Set for release on May, 8th, 2012, the record was produced by Dave Otero of Denver's Flatline Audio and sees the band exploring innovative new techniques in song writing without abandoning their signature formula of confrontational audio wreckage and self-loathing lyrical content.
Kill Ritual, who recently signed a worldwide management deal with Germany’s Rock N Growl Management, have just premiered a new song online. "Law Of The Land" comes from the band's latest album, 'The Serpentine Ritual' which was produced and mixed by guitarist Steve Rice and King Diamond guitarist Andy LaRocque at Sonic Train Studio in Varberg Sweden.
Vancouver, BC's West Of Hell is pleased to announce the release of their upcoming single, "Water Of Sorcery", cut from their upcoming album, 'Spiral Empire'. The single will be released for sale online on April 19th on iTunes, Amazon.com, CD Baby, and more. The track is the second on the album and is described by the band as a good ol' drinking song.
When Dappled Cities were living in New York on the back of their 2010 album 'Zounds' the Australian band were firmly ensconced under the wings of Dangerbird Records, having already worked with the label on 2008's acclaimed 'Granddance' release. It was a rock n roll dream. Co-habiting an apartment downtown and living off a $10 per day diet of ramen and coffee.
Los Angeles, CA misanthropic sludge-rockers 16 have revealed a brand new song from their highly anticipated new album 'Deep Cuts from Dark Clouds'. The song, entitled "Theme From Pillpopper" is streaming HERE
. 'Deep Cuts from Dark Clouds', the group’s most pissed-off, vitriolic recording to date was recorded in late 2011 at Double Time Studios in San Diego, CA with producer and engineer Jeff Forrest. The record will be released on CD, LPa nd Digitally in North America on April 24th 2012 and May 7th in Europe, with pre-orders available now HERE
Ramona Falls have unleashed another track from their upcoming album 'Prophet' (May 1, Barsuk) into the world via Spin. Following the first single, graceful and light-spirited "Spore", the band is premiering the grittier track "Sqworm", with its forceful guitars and strident beats. Take a listen below.
Orange County, CA hardcore punk veterans Death By Stereo have debuted the song "5th of July" from their upcoming new album 'Black Sheep of the American Dream' online HERE
. Death By Stereo’s 'Black Sheep of the American Dream' arrives in stores on April 24th, 2012 via Viking Funeral Records and is available for pre-order HERE
Closed Casket Activities will release the second full-length from When Tigers Fight this Spring, the band uniting major players in the East Coast hardcore scene. Creating anthems that are as lyrically empowering as they are mosh-friendly, When Tigers Fight was formed by Mike McTernan of Washington DC-based hardcore kings Damnation A.D. on vocals and Jonathan Dennison of Another Victim, Unholy, Santa Sangre, The Path Of Resistance, The Promise and more on guitars. The outfit's slick songwriting has already been displayed to the public via a an EP and LP released the mid-2000s, but surge take it all to the next level on their upcoming LP 'Death Songs.'
South African rocker Dilana is ready to reclaim the spotlight. The multi-talented singer, songwriter and actress, well known for her runner-up performance on Rockstar: Supernova, has just released her latest single "Sexaholic", and is busy putting the finishing touches on her new music video for the dynamic and provocative song. "Sexaholic" brings the dark side of the disease known as sex addiction to the forefront. The eye-catching video, presented by Eardish.com, promises to be a dark, disturbing and unique look at this often overlooked affliction. The track is currently available for purchase on iTunes and at other digital outlets, and the video is due to be released in the coming weeks, so be on the lookout.