Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet, political activist and System Of A Down front man Serj Tankian has just released his new studio album, Harakiri, his third solo album to date. Serj and the rest of his bandmates in System of a Down will be performing a handful of dates in August. Serj is also confirmed to be part of Slipknot's Knotfest August 16th and 17th. As we've come to expect from both System of a Down and Tankian's solo work, the message is just as important as the music on Harakiri.
Los Angeles based band Deap Vally are excited to announce the release of their debut single, "Gonna Make My Own Money," on Ark Recordings on July 31st. The song is a raucous and energetic blues rocker with an infectious chorus that puts this all-girl group on the map as heirs apparent to the throne left vacant by West Coasters Sleater Kinney and Bikini Kill. Bringing rock-hard grit and all-girl soul from the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County, Deap Vally is made up of the howl of Lindsey Troy and the rhythm of Julie Edwards. Together, the duo break blues down to its simplest, most fundamental form: beat, melody, and meaning, while their scorching live shows are fast becoming the stuff of legend.
Twin Atlantic are back with their sophomore record Free. The band has been riding a wave ever since 2009 when their mini-album Vivarium really caught on with both fans and critics. This set the band on a rollercoaster which has led to the release of their full-length album Free on Red Bull Records, an inspiring collection of songs full of ambition, pain, belief and soul. In a world of music dominated by talent show winners, mass-marketed bands and meaningless music, here, finally, is a band in which to invest your heart.
Mission, B.C.’s Faber Drive are set to release their third studio recording, Lost in Paradise on August 28th through 604 Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Lost in Paradise is the follow up to 2007’s Seven Second Surgery which produced the platinum selling, "When I’m With You" and 2009’s can’T keEp A SecrEt which included the double-platinum, "G-Get Up and Dance." The band has a long history of producing chart-topping singles and their latest, "Candy Store," a breezy, acoustic guitar-driven love song is already well on its way to smash-hit status with radio adds across the country.
Aerosmith is currently on their “Global Warming Tour" across North America, and who will be releasing their new album of new material Music From Another Dimension in early November. The band’s Summer tour brings the Bad Boys of Boston back to rock America’s soul. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees - who celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2010 - show no signs of slowing down with the release of their brand new hit single "Legendary Child."
Expose Your Hate is a molten death/grind band from Brazil. These five dudes worked with producer Nicolas Gomes and have just released their new music video for the song "Ready To Explode". The track will appear on the band's upcoming album which is due out in the second half of 2012.
Formed in the Virginia Beach and Norfolk areas during 2007, Honour Crest seamlessly blends fast post-hardcore and electronica. Their new record Metrics will be Honour Crest’s third release and the follow up to their 2010 self-titled EP. The brand new album was recorded by Andrew Baylis and mastered by Taylor Larson. It showcases the band’s ever flowing progression throughout each of their three releases.
Since the release of Thoughts of a Secluded Mind, One Without has been touring with Evergrey, Katatonia and The Genitorturers, shared stages with bands like Soulfly, Epica, Doro, Krypteria, Paradise Lost, Carpark North, and All Ends, performed at festivals, performed live in Swedish national radio, received tons of great reviews and has been interviewed and featured in numerous magazines and radio shows all over the world. With the second album by One Without, titled Sweet Relief, the band brings back their trademark sound, and takes it to a new level.
The Walkmen's Heaven is the band's sixth album and was produced by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Shins, Band of Horses) in Seattle. The Walkmen just celebrated their 10th anniversary and are still comprised of the same members that started the group in 2001. This Summer, The Walkmen are heading out on a North American tour in support of Heaven which includes dates with Florence & The Machine in July, as well as appearances at Lollapalooza, Osheaga and Outside Lands.
Southern Californian metal band In This Moment debuted the music video for "Blood", the title track off of the group’s upcoming album. The video is directed by Robert Kley, who has worked with artists such as Slow To Surface, Otherwise, and Mona Lisa Overdrive. Released through Century Media Records, Blood will be the group’s fourth studio album. In This Moment have begun a summer tour to support Blood before it drops on August 14th with dates lasting through until early September.
Shock metal band Vampires Everywhere has released the latest video for the new song "Drug of Choice." The track comes from the band’s second album Hellbound and Heartless, which is released through Hollywood Waste Records. The video was directed by Robby Starbuck, whose credits include Escape The Fate, Asking Alexandria, and Pierce The Veil. The LA act is following up its first album, Kiss the Sun Goodbye.
Reign of Vengeance has released their music video for "She's Best Kept Headless". This new version is without the story line cut scenes and depicts the band performing within the desert underneath the scorching and tormenting Arizona sun. Vocalist Marshal "Fucking" Beck comments: "For those of you visually-gore obsessed fanatics that version will be coming soon. For now, you'll have to read the lyrics and allow the demented part of your own mind to visualize the brutal, blood-soaked, and horrifying story line as it unfolds. Olden day style when people actually knew how to read books and use their own imaginations to visualize certain things for themselves. The lyrics are within the description." The video for "She's Best Kept Headless" was shot and edited by www.HorrorMerch.com.
Cut Teeth is a band whose formation came out of plain necessity. As each member's previous bands (The Felix Culpa, Stay Ahead of the Weather, Red Knife Lottery, Monday's Hero) either dissolved or began to hibernate, the need for a new outlet became more and more urgent - that same urgency has acted as a catalyst for the music made by this Chicago four-piece. While the band is already gathering new material for a full-length release, expect an early 2012 release for Cut Teeth's debut six song EP.
Toronto rock band Final Thought has officially released their much anticipated music video for the song "Love Of My Life" online. The song is the band's second single off their debut album What We Need and the video was directed and edited by Gemini award winner Richard Rotter, and shot by cinematographer Damir Chytil.
Five months after the release of their acclaimed ORO: Opus Primum release, Italian sorcerers of supernatural and obliterating doom, UFOMAMMUT, prepare to return with the second part of the ORO series, Opus Alter. The new full-length will see North American release on September 18th, 2012 once again via Neurot Recordings. Opus Alter will fulfill and widen the perspective of the new work of UFOMAMMUT. Starting where Opus Primum ended, Opus Alter evolves deeper into devastatingly powerful new territory, where chaos is metamorphosed by cacophonous sound, until the final notes resonate, knowledge is forged and UFOMAMMUT strike gold.
Borknagar recently released their ninth studio album Urd earlier this year to much critical acclaim. The record marks the return of vocalist and bassist ICS Vortex as a permanent member of the band and also the departure of drummer David Kinkade for Soulfly. Urd was recently voted "album of the month" in Germany's Metal Hammer Magazine as well as Norway's Scream Magazine. The band recently shot a video for their latest track "The Earthling" off of Urd.
Influenced by (1) the intricate, powerful riffs of such bands as Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Three Days Grace and Metallica, and (2) the lyrical sentiments of bands like 3 Doors Down and Theory of a Deadman, Everything Falls delivers a hard-hitting combination of dynamic melodies and gripping lyrics. Presently, the Baltimore, Maryland band is actively promoting their new EP, Fight From Within touring around the U.S. and they have just released their latest music video for the song "Sorry to Say."
Reverse Order is a dynamic pop rock band that combines powerful teen anthems with driving guitars and infectious melodies. Their unique blend of two lead vocalists sets them apart from most bands in their genre. Coming together in 2008 the band has made a huge impact in the northeast region, and the nation as a whole. Thriving through over four hundred self-booked shows highlighted by a 2008 and 2009 Bamboozle appearance, a 2009 Vans Warped Tour appearance, two national tours, and constant features on Local and National TV, Reverse Order is taking the music industry by storm. Reverse Order will be releasing their newest EP Right Now in May 2012.
Emmure continues to be a huge force within the metal community world-wide. They are now gearing up for the Trespass America Festival, which starts this Friday, July 13 in Broomfield, Colo. The tour features Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, label-mates God Forbid and more! Emmure’s new album, Slave To The Game is now available with a brand new video for the track "MDMA." The video was shot in Brooklyn, NY and directed by Frankie Palmeri.
The leaders of extreme, Napalm Death, recently released their latest effort, Utilitarian, and it was hailed as a masterpiece and one of the best albums in the band's history. Now Napalm Death presents a new video clip for the song "The Wolf I Feed". The video was shot by Tim Fox (Tesseract, Skindred), and it perfectly incorporates the meaning of the song, about Armageddon ideology and the way it is used to drive populations sensitive towards religious dogma.