Connecticut metal tyrants Nightbitch will unleash their latest Danzigian/Blackmore-driven bone metal anthems with the three-song Chainmaker 12”. Set for release on March 26, 2013, Chainmaker serves as a precursor to the band’s upcoming full-length. With the sensual menace that is drummer Chris Taylor at the helm as lead vocalist, Nightbitch is hard at work writing for its debut full-length and shopping new material to various labels while continuing to play out, spreading its hell-ordained gospel of tradish heavy fucking metal, riffs and sleaze with a sensual, occult bent.
My Bitter End (featuring members of Through The Eyes of The Dead and Dr.Acula) are back with a tremendous force with their new release Nostalgic Sentiments. After their acclaimed release The Renovation, My Bitter End has spent a great length perfecting their new EP. With slamming guest vocal appearances from Nate Johnson of Fit For An Autopsy and Cody Smith from Towers, the EP picks up right where The Renovation left off with providing extremely progressive metal with a now more mature sound and a new level of heavy.
Swedish death metal legends Hypocrisy have released a the lyric video for the title track of their upcoming masterpiece End Of Disclosure. Being on a par with their 90’s brute yet multifaceted masterpieces, End Of Disclosure leaves no room for breathers. It was produced by mastermind Peter Tägtgren in his Abyss Studios in Sweden. Tge record will be released March 22nd in Europe and April 2nd in North America.
Greenville, North Carolina’s Close Up On The Quiet Ones has just released their second single off of their forthcoming sophomore release entitled Land Ho. Land Ho will feature seven tracks that showcases the band’s blend of Taking Back Sunday, Go Radio, Bayside, and Pierce The Veil and was recorded by John Harrell at The Soundbarn in Kinston, North Carolina. The band is preparing for a Summer tour in support of their new release.
Sleaze-rockers Buckcherry return with their new album, Confessions, on February 19th and you can check out the new video from the track "Gluttony" right here.
St. Louis, Missouri, melodic metalcore outfit, Tear Out The Heart have released a lyric video for the track "Undead Anthem," featuring Caleb Shomo (ex- Attack Attack!) from their forthcoming album Violence, out March 19th. According to vocalist Tyler Konersman, the song is about "making an impact and proving to those around you your self-worth." The band will be announcing a tour to go along with the album's release in the very near future.
With a brand new album just a week away, As They Burn have unleashed a lyric video for the track "When Everything Falls Apart" from their forthcoming album Will, Love, Life, out February 19th. The album was recorded by new member and keyboardist Bastien Jacquesson at Studio Bleu in the suburbs of Paris, France. As They Burn will be out on this year’s Bonecrusher Fest, touring alongside Job For a Cowboy, Beneath the Massacre and more, beginning March 1st canvassing Europe, Scandinavia and the UK.
You probably know Dave Hause as the guitar player of Paint It Black or the front man of The Loved Ones. However, what you might not know is that Dave has been performing solo for the last couple years, traveling the world playing his own brand of heart on the sleeve songs that hit home. Having spent the last two years on tour with Social Distortion, The Gaslight Anthem, Frank Turner, Chuck Ragan, Lucero, The Bouncing Souls, Hause has started to make himself into a household name. On March 26th Rise Records will re-release his debut album Resolutions in the midst of a heavy touring schedule he will be embarking on, on the "Revival Tour."
New England metal titans, Within The Ruins have debuted a brand new lyric video today for track "Feeding Frenzy" from their new album Elite. The band recently shot two music videos with director Kevin J. Custer for songs "New Holy War" and "Feeding Frenzy." Within The Ruins will be supporting Chelsea Grin and Atilla this Spring on the "Sick Tour 2" coming up in March.
Portland, Oregon rockers For The Life Of Me have released their official lyric video for their lead single "Eleven" which is taken from their forthcoming EP Closure. For The Life Of Me was started by four friends in 2009, all from different musical backgrounds, after multiple previous efforts and projects faded or separated. When two of the original band members decided to pursue other interests, the remaining members decided to carry on and spent most of 2012 writing and recording Closure.
Cult punk rock heroes, Alkaline Trio return on April 2nd with My Shame Is True, their most dynamic album to date. In anticipation of the release, the band have debuted a brand new single "I Wanna Be A Warhol" from the forthcoming album. Recorded with Bill Stevenson of punk legends The Descendents and Black Flag, My Shame Is True pushes the band into new musical terrain while embracing their classic Trio sound. The album contains 40 minutes of passionate punk-filled rock that will be pleasing to long time fans of the band as well as new listeners.
Clutch's sold-out and extremely successful European leg of the Earth Rocker world tour is coming to a close. The tour is in support of their latest album of the same name that is due out March 19th in North America. Clutch will kick off the first leg of the Earth Rocker North American tour March 8th in Cincinnati, Ohio and it runs through April 20th in Baltimore, MD. Support on the tour will come from Orange Goblin, and Lionize. They will also be making an appearance at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival.
Gemini Syndrome encapsulates both ends of the spectrum. The band conjures ethereal alternative melodies and then tempers them with gnashing, guttural distortion. These five musicians - Aaron, Rich, Mike, AP, and Brian - all from diverse musical bands and worlds converged when the guys discovered that the spiritual musings of Aaron melded with Rich, AP and Mikes taste for dark and melodious rhythms. After some early demos and cutting their teeth on the road, the group retreated to Las Vegas to complete what would become their first offering with Kevin Churko. The band will be out on tour with Mushroomhead, Final Trigger and Society's Plague.
Heavy melodic rockers Breached is currently in studio working on their follow up release and planning to release an acoustic version of their debut for fans, which will be announced at a later date. The band's second record is planned for a Summer release.
Portland heavy music act Fallstar have released their first single "Shallow Believer" from forthcoming record Backdraft, due out April 16th featuring Memphis May Fire vocalist, Matty Mullins. Fallstar are an unrestrained group of artists and musicians who draw just as much inspiration from their local punk and hardcore scene as they do from their hometown in general. The band is definitely best enjoyed as a live act with shows that include many sing-alongs and crowd participation.
King Conquer have released a lyric video for their track "A Day Late... and A Dollar Short", which will appear on the band's upcoming new album 1776. The title of the record refers to the fresh start that the band feels this record gave them, just as the American colonies had in the year of independence. King Conquer will headlining the Eat Your Heart Out Tour, which begins on February 1st, with support from The Last Ten Seconds of Life, Adaliah, and Sworn In.
The Flaming Lips will release their thirteenth studio album, The Terror on April 2nd and in anticipation, they just released a lyric video for the new song "Sun Blows Up Today." If you're near a TV set this Sunday, February 3rd watching the Super Bowl, you might just see a very cool TV commercial by Hyundai that stars none other than The Flaming Lips and features this song.
Spiritual Genocide is the latest album by iconic German thrash trio Destruction. The album was released this past November in Europe, now the thirteenth in the long and illustrious career of this pioneering thrash metal band. The album features eleven new songs and with the addition of the band's new drummer Vaaver a couple of years ago, it really opened up tons of new possibilities during the recording of this record. For Destruction fans in North America, Spiritual Genocide will be released on February 5th.
Tempe, Arizona-based rock/post-hardcore band Reactions today released their latest song "Rebirth." "Rebirth" is the first new music from Reactions since the quintet released its Archetypes EP on June 19th. The band will be embarking upon a month-long series of tour dates that they are dubbing the Rebirth Tour. The dates will take Reactions from Scottsdale, Arizona on February 1st around the South, Southeast and Midwest until the tour winds up back in New Mexico on February 28th.
"Nothing Left To Lose" is the latest track from UK rock quartet Heaven's Basement. The song is taken from the band's forthcoming debut album, Filthy Empire, which will be released on February 5th in North America. In other Heaven's Basement news, the band has just been confirmed to appear at this year's Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio May 17-19. They will also appear at this year's Download Festival in the UK June 14-16. They just wrapped a run as support for Buckcherry in Canada and will set out on a headlining tour in the UK around the release of Filthy Empire. They will then be main support in Europe for Black Veil Brides before heading back to the US in May.