Category Archives: Rock


flo plus machineRemember when I told you about that Florence + The Machine covers album that Sumerian Records is putting out? Well, a few more tracks have been released from the album, but only one that I really care about. Darkest Hour has unleashed their cover of “Spectrum” and it’s pretty fantastic. Alongside Darkest Hour, Ben Bruce from Asking Alexandria and Miss Fortune have released their covers for Sumerian Ceremonials: Florence + The Sphinx – A Tribute To Florence + The Machine.

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CLUTCH Begin Pre-Production On New Album

According to a recent Instagram post, pre-production has begun on the next Clutch album and follow up to 2013′s Earth Rocker. No other details have been released just yet, but stay tuned for more Clutch related goodness.

In related news, Clutch will release a split 7″ with Lionize on Record Store Day, April 19th. It will feature a new song from the band entitled “Run, John Barleycorn, Run”.


boysetsfuneralIt has been announced that No Sleep Records will be releasing a split 7″ between screamo act Funeral For A Friend and emo band Boysetsfire . Now, while I’m not a big Boysetsfire band, I do love Funeral For A Friend, so this release is definitely a must hear. Along with the announcement of the album, it has also be unveiled that Funeral For A Friend will be covering Boysetsfire‘s “Rookie” and Boysetsfire will be covering FFAF‘s “10:45 Amsterdam Conversations.” Check out the originals after the jump to get you excited.      Continue reading

“Punk Goes ’90s, Vol. 2″ Now Streaming

Why are none of these punk bands?
Why are none of these punk bands?

So, I’ve listened to all of the Punk Goes… series of compilations because they are usually hilariously bad so of course when I found out they were releasing the sequel to Punk Goes ’90s, I was stoked to hear all these terrible bands cover songs I grew up on. To be honest, I was shocked that some of these covers aren’t half bad. Asking Alexandria‘s take on Nine Inch Nails‘ “Closer” was close to spot on for a bit as was Motionless In White‘s cover of Rammstein‘s “Du Hast.” Other songs, such as Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! covering “All Star” by Smash Mouth and Falling In Reverse‘s “Gangsta’s Paradise” were just laughable.

You can stream the entire compilation after the jump. Or don’t. Now I’m just waiting for the next Punk Goes Crunk or Punk Goes Pop. So much shitty music, so little time.      Continue reading

JAR’D LOOSE Announce New Album “Turns 13″

Chicago noise rockers, Jar’d Loose, have announced the release of their sophomore full length and follow up to 2012′s Goes to Purgatory. The forthcoming effort will be titled Turns 13 and will be released on May 27th via Threshold of Pain on vinyl and on CD and digital download through The Path Less Traveled. The new album was produced by Pete Grossman (Weekend Nachos, etc) and mastered by Today is the Day’s Steve Austin. You can check out the cover art, track listing, forthcoming tour dates with Fuck the Facts and The Swan King, and a stream of Goes to Purgatory after the break.

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ASG Streaming New Track: “Comet Drop”

ASGHeavy rocking heavyweights ASG are an amazing band that never disappoints. The band released their Relapse Records debut last year, Blood Drive and the band has just done something to rock your heads into… Something else. And by that, of course I mean the band has released a new track. This track is called “Comet Drop” and it was premiered over on MetalSucks, but you can check it out after the jump if you like. Enjoy, kiddos. Continue reading

YOUNG WIDOWS Streaming New Song “King Sol”

Young Widows have debuted a new track from their forthcoming album, Easy Pain, which is out on May 13th via Temporary Residence Ltd. The new track is entitled “King Sol” and it’s full of raw, syrupy grooves that will stick in your mind. You can stream the new track after the break as well as check out the band’s forthcoming tour dates.


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GET INVOLVED! Release New Music Video

get involvedI don’t know how I let a band that features members of three bands that I absolutely love slip past me, but some how Get Involved did. This band apparently features members of From Autumn To Ashes, Thursday and ex-Glassjaw and they are pretty sweet. Nothing extremely heavy, but clearly a product of those bands influence. The band released an album earlier this month and now they have released a music video for their track “Let Your Guard Down” which you can see below. Leave your thoughts in the comments.

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THE SOCKS Streaming Self-Titled Debut Album

Prepare to have your head subjected to copious amounts of fuzz-laden hard rock, courtesy of France’s The Socks. Their self-titled debut album is out now via Small Stone Records and can be purchased at this location. Decibel is providing an exclusive stream of all nine, psychedelic tracks for your listening pleasure. I suggest you check it out now.


selimSelim Lemouchi was a musical genius. Between his work with The Devil’s Blood and his latest project Selim Lemouchi & His Enemies, who released their debut album in December, the man was a treasure. It saddens me to inform you that Selim has passed away at the incredibly young age of 34. It has not yet been released what exactly his cause of death was, but it is terrible to lose anyone that you admire.

To Selim. I toast one to you.

THE SOCKS Streaming New Track “Electric War”

The French psychedelic heavyweights, The Socks, have unleashed yet another new track from their self-titled debut over at Heavy Planet. This new hazy-eyed jam is entitled “Electric War” and to say it’s extremely catchy would be an understatement. The band issued the following comments on the track:

This is the ‘speed rock’ song of the album. Deep Purple is one of our major influences and when we wrote ‘Electric War’ we were really thinking about songs like ‘Speed King’ or ‘Fireball.

Head over to Heavy Planet to trip out now. Be sure to check out their previously released tracks “Holy Sons”“Some Kind of Sorcery” and “Gypsy Lady” if you haven’t yet. The Socks will be released on March 18th.

CHON Streaming New Track “Sketch”

San Diego instrumental progressive rock outfit, Chon, have released a new track from their forthcoming EP Woohoo! The new track is entitled “Sketch” and the sound should come as no surprise to those who have listened to their debut EP, Newborn Sun. The track is full of bright math rock riffs that are drenched in colorful, upbeat melodies. So sit back and chill to the new track after the break.

Woohoo! will be released on March 4th. Pre-orders are being offered here.

THE SWORD Release Lyric Video For “ARCANE MONTANE”

Stupid, low-quality videos…

I still don’t get bands releasing lyric video not months, but years after the release. With this one I somewhat understand because The Sword recently released a group 7″ releases, one featuring the track “Hidden Masters” with a remix of the song on the b-side and the second featuring the track “Arcane Montane” with a remix of the track on the b-side. So, The Sword decided to release a lyric video for “Arcane Montane.” This isn’t the first time this band has waited a long time to release a lyric video however. Anyway, check out the video after the jump. Rad song regardless.     Continue reading