Now THIS is a tour I can get behind. You all know how much I adore Coheed And Cambria and I also love emo act You Blew It!. Both of these bands get plenty of my listening time and they have just announced a brief tour together this summer. If you’re a seasoned fan of Coheed and have yet to get into You Blew It!, this would be the PERFECT time to do so. Check out the dates below and PLEASE check out one of the shows. Continue reading
No. Not that Death (i.e. the Chuck Schuldiner one). The proto-punk band from Detroit. If you haven’t heard the story of Death, the band that was almost lost forever, check out the documentary A Band Called Death (currently streaming on Netflix). It is a fascinating story about a band consisting of three brothers that actually broke up in 1977. The bands original recordings surfaced in 2009 and, after decades, the album was finally released. Unfortunately guitarist David Hackney had passed away from lung cancer and never saw the bands music explode.
Well, if that interests you, the band is releasing their new album N.E.W. and you can stream it right now. Click on over after the jump and get a dose of the rock and roll that you’ve been craving. Enjoy. Continue reading
Remember that rad band Blood Drugs that I posted about the other day? Well, look here in case you didn’t see it. Well, the band is now streaming their self-titled album in full! Trust me when I say that this album is fucking great. I’ve listened to it a few times all the way through and it crushes. You can check out Blood Drugs in full below. DO IT. DO IT OR… Something. Continue reading
I’m do not have a wide knowledge of math rock and the like. That is more Lane’s territory. That’s not to say that I don’t like the music, I just don’t know much about it and I don’t find myself looking out for it. That is, until Upsilon Acrux was recently introduced to me. I don’t know how I went this long without knowing this band. They have released six albums and I’m waaaay behind. The band is currently streaming a fantastic new track titled “Remnants Of The Habitable Epoch” and it is good enough to introduce you to Upsilon Acrux and give you an idea of what to expect from their forthcoming seventh album Sun Square Dialect. Check out the new track below. Continue reading
Oh, the rock is going to flow, kiddos. Dissonant Seattle punks Blood Drugs will release their new record in a little less than two weeks and the band have unloaded a fierce new track titled “Diamond.” I’m just hearing about Blood Drugs, but this song alone was enough to get my attention. Check out the track below and see if it tickles your fancy like it did mine. Enjoy. Continue reading
I love Scion A/V because every once in a while they release some killer music for free download. We’ve gotten albums from Revocation, Corrosion Of Conformity, Phillip H. Anselmo and The Illegals and more in the past and now I would like you introduce you to a killer band by the name of Hot Lunch. The band produces filthy acid rock worship of the greatest sort. It’s dank and smelly and I love it. You can check out a stream and download the album below. For free. Thanks, Scion! Continue reading
Well, well. After releasing sooooo many singles, Royal Thunder‘s grand new album Crooked Doors is now streaming in full! I have been championing this album since the tracks first started rolling out and now you can check it out for yourself. Crooked Doors is definitely one of my favorite albums of the year and for good reason. Check out a stream of the album over on NPR and see for yourself. Check out a new track from the band below. Get crooked. Continue reading
Well, this is appropriate. I am so into Royal Thunder‘s new record it’s insane. The band has been releasing fantastic track after fantastic track and it’s not stopping, it seems. The most recent of these tracks dropped over the weekend and they are titled “Wake Up” and “One Day,” the latter of which is NOT a Matisyahu cover. So, let’s all take in the awesome rocking goodness of Royal Thunder as we wake up on this Monday morning. Continue reading
Bay Area hardcore/punk/post-punk/whatever band Ceremony announced today the release date for their new LP. Set for a May 19 2015 release once again thru Matador Records, The L-Shaped Man is a literal, metaphorical, and metaphysical quantum leap from their early days and even just from their last album Zoo.
Read on after the break for the details including pre-ordering info and tour dates:
[Photo by Kevin Griggs]
Royal Thunder have premiered another new track from their forthcoming album, Crooked Doors, over at High Times. The new track, titled “The Line”, delivers more of that classic hard rock swagger, soaring guitar leads and emotive vocal performances the band have a penchant for. Head over to High Times to stream the track now.
Crooked Doors will be released on April 7 via Relapse Records.
The band will be heading out on tour this spring/summer with Wild Throne in tow. Those dates can be found below.
Bridge 9 Recs is proud to announce the signing of Midwest hardcore stalwarts Bent Life. Based out of Lincoln, Nebraska with roots dating back to 2010 Bent Life have made a name for themselves in today’s hardcore landscape with EP releases on Lost Time and 6131 Records and tours with such hxc luminaries as Naysayer, Bitter End, and Alpha and Omega among others. Well known and well liked for their brand of heavy hardcore in the vein of Merauder and Outburst, BL’s next release
will be a two-song EP on Bad Teeth Recordings. Be on the lookout for Bent Life’s B 9 debut set for release later this year.
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One of the best current post hardcore/shoegaze/art rock bands in the United States, CITY OF SHIPS, released their third full length record Ultraluminal today. Many an interviewer is quick to point out the influences in this band’s sound; namely HUM’S galactic bombast, and SWERVEDRIVER’S calculated guitar motifs. However, it should really be said that CITY OF SHIPS know the value of first rate songs and their new album is front to back, just that. I spoke to vocalist/guitarist Eric Jernigan about their new record Ultraluminal.
I am getting so fucking excited about this new Royal Thunder album. I mean, I keep hearing tracks from it and I cannot wait to hear the album in full. Well, until that time comes, the band has given us all a new track to stream! The new track is called “Glow” and it is spectacular. Check out the track below and let it wash over you. Enjoy. Continue reading
Muse will return this summer with Drones and it’s already sounding pretty sweet. The band has released what they call a lyric video but what looks (to me) to be a full on music video with the lyrics on screen for their new track “Psycho.” It’s a really cool visualization and the song is brilliant. “Psycho” is a rocking beast of a track. I am so excited. Check out the track and video below. Continue reading
Now, for something awesome that isn’t metal in the least. Adventures, who share three-quarters of their members with Code Orange, will be releasing their debut full-length next week and the band is currently streaming the album in full. If you have yet to get into Adventures, then the time is now. This band is spectacular and their debut Supersonic Home is phenomenal. You can check out the album below. Get into it. Continue reading