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:
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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
Last week Royal Thunder released a teaser for their new album Crooked Doors, which got me very excited. Well, the band has just released the first official single from the new album and it’s pretty amazing. The track is titled “Forget You” and it is seriously soooooo good. I love Royal Thunder and this track shows you why. Click on over after the jump and get a dose. Continue reading
Melodic sludge/punk outfit Griever have premiered the title track from their upcoming album, Our Love Is Different, over at Brooklyn Vegan. The track is a bouncing, sludgy anthem that sounds like a cross between City of Echoes-era Pelican and the more recent Torche material. The song is upbeat, heavy, catchy and will be difficult to get out of your head. Stream the track over at Brooklyn Vegan now.
Our Love Is Different will be released on February 24 via Vitriol Records.
I’ve been digging female-fronted heavy rockers Royal Thunder for a good while now and I was very excited earlier when I learned that the band would be releasing a new album. The bands new record is titled Crooked Doors and it currently has an April release date. The band has issued a teaser for the album, which you can hear below. It’s sounds pretty damn rad to me. Check it: Continue reading
Ten years ago I bought an album that I still listen to on a regular basis and is what I consider to be a seminal record of the era: 36 Crazyfists‘ A Snow Capped Romance. I love that album and here we are, ten years later and 36 Crazyfists are still putting out listenable albums, the latest of which will see release this month. The new albums title is Time And Trauma and you can hear the bands new track “Swing The Noose” below. Continue reading
I fucking adore Cancer Bats. They are one of my all-time favorite bands and are also one of the major reasons I love the country of Canada (right next to Hockey, poutine and Harley Morenstein’s beard). The band will be unleashing their new album Searching For Zero in March and the band has released a music video for their track “True Zero.” You can check out that video below. Continue reading
Torche are always brilliant and their new album Restarter is sure to be no different. The band has already released two tracks off of the album and now they have unloaded another one. The latest track is titled “Loose Men” and it was premiered over on Rolling Stone. Check out this heavy-hitting thunder smasher below. It’s so fucking good. Continue reading
Circa Survive, Balance And Composure will be hitting the road alongside Chon this spring for a pretty hefty tour. The bands will kick off the tour in mid-March and it will run through until early May. I’m not too familiar with Chon, but seeing Circa Survive and Balance And Composure should be enticement enough. Check out all of the dates below. Continue reading
Holy shit. Circa Survive released an album last year? I had no idea. I haven’t listened to this band in a long time, but I really liked their first few albums. I guess I’m going to have to go back and check out Descensus soon, as the band has released a music video for their track “Child Of The Desert.” It’s a really cool song and a cool video as well. Check out the video below. Continue reading