KEN MODE Tease New Material

KEN mode have been demoing new material for their sixth full length record as of late, and have taken to Instagram to tease a new song. The new track is titled “Blessed” and you can listen to a brief snippet after the break. According to the band, the new record will be entitled Success and will be released Spring 2015 through Season of Mist and New Damage Records. Check out the clip below.

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MISERY INDEX To Enter The Studio Next Month

Misery Index bassist and vocalist Jason Netheron took to the band’s Facebook recently to offer a small update on the band’s progress on their follow up to 2010’s Heirs to Thievery. The group is apparently in the pre-production stages and have around twelve new songs written and hope to enter the studio in October. The full update reads:

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NORMA JEAN Release More “Wrongdoers” Studio Footage

Metal Insider have premiered the third official studio clip of Norma Jean’s Wrongdoers studio sessions. The entire Wrongdoers documentary is available with iTunes purchases of the album. You can view the clip below and be sure to pick up the new record on August 6th.

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NORMA JEAN Release “Wrongdoers” Studio Footage

Norma Jean have begun releasing short studio clips from the recording sessions of their forthcoming album, Wrongdoers, which is slated for an August 6th release date. The first studio clip can be found after the jump while the second can be viewed over at Alternative Press. Also, be sure to stream their new track “If You Got it At Five, You Got it At Fifty” below as well if you haven’t jammed to it yet.

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Arsonists Get all the Girls have released the first installment of studio webisodes for their forthcoming album Listen to the Color, which the band will self-release through Bandcamp on August 1st. Below you can watch the band discussing the new record, recording, and just being goofy. Check it out.

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ALL PIGS MUST DIE Headed To The Studio

According to a recent tweet, All Pigs Must Die will be entering Godcity Studios with Kurt Ballou to record their second full length album. No other information has been released as of yet but we will be sure to keep you in the loop. In the meantime, check out a tune by these crusty bastards below.

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SCALE THE SUMMIT Release New Album Teaser

Scale the Summit have released a new teaser for their upcoming record, which is apparently entitled The Migration. To be more specific, a writing teaser. Watch as the band lays down some sweet licks that will leave all of you prog nerds drooling in anticipation. The Migration is slated to be released in Spring of next year. Check out the video below.

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EAST OF THE WALL Post More Pre-Production Footage

As you all know by now, East of the Wall is currently in the studio tracking their follow up to The Apologist. Following the recent drum tracking video, the band has posted another short pre-production clip. This new thirty-two second snippet shows guitarist Matt Lupo laying down some pretty groovy riffs. You can check that out below if you so desire and be on the look out for more East of the Wall news.

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ANTIGAMA To Enter The Studio In January

According to Antigama’s Facebook page, the grindcore titans will be entering the studio in January of next year. They will presumably be working on their new full length record to follow up their EP, Stop the Chaos. No other news has been released so far but I know you grindcore nerds are excited. More details as they develop.

-Lane Oliver

CLUTCH Post “Earth Rocker” Studio Footage

Clutch have begun uploading studio footage from their Earth Rocker recording sessions. The first little video shows bassist Dan Maines tracking some parts and discussing the approach to this new record. Also, as an added bonus, I have posted a video of vocalist Neil Fallon discussing the title of the record and some footage of Clutch performing the title track live. Check all of that good stuff below.

Earth Rocker should be out in March of next year.

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COLISEUM To Enter The Studio

Louisville based punk band Coliseum are slated to enter the studio soon with J. Robbins (Clutch, etc) to record a new record to follow up last year’s ball-busting Parasites EP. Ryan Patterson (guitarist/vocalist) gave the following update on the upcoming offering:

Hello all. It has been quite some time since a Coliseum update…

This week we travel to Baltimore, Maryland, to begin recording our fourth album with our friend and collaborator J. Robbins at the new location of his Magpie Cage studio. The Magpie Cage moved this month from its original address to the building that once housed Baltimore’s legendary Oz Recordings. Oz‘s storied history includes the recording of For Your Own Special Sweetheart, the masterpiece by J.‘s former bandJawbox; Shudder To Think‘s major label debut Pony Express Record; and the majority of Girls Against Boys‘ classic catalog. Coliseum will be the first band to record with J. in this location, and to say that we are honored and humbled is an understatement.

In the nearly two and a half years since the release of House With A Curse, we have continued to travel the globe playing the music we love, be it to audiences of thousands while supporting Rise Against in Europe, or touring with a band like Boris that has carved a unique path that serves as an inspiration to us, or while headlining our own tours in clubs and DIY spaces. We also shared a split 7″ of Misfits covers withSuperchunk (one of my favorite bands since I was a teenager), recorded and released a live split LP with our tour mates and long-time friends Burning Love, and issued the 8-song Parasites EP.

Since late 2011, we have mostly stayed home, working steadily on the music for the next album and taking much needed time off from touring to spend time with family and friends. As 2012 progressed, it turned out to be a dark year. After seven years in the band, we sadly had to part ways with our bassist Mike Pascal in late April. In June, my family suffered a shocking and devastating loss that continues to be difficult for me and those closest to me. Then, in early August, my friend and Louisville fixture Jason Noble passed away after three years of valiantly battling cancer. Jason touched many people via his bands Shipping News, Rachel’s, and Rodan, and was one of the most inspiring and wonderful people on the planet. He lent his voice to many songs onHouse With A Curse, and we are thankful to have had him as part of that record and experience.

Despite the sadness and mortality that hung heavy this year, the band continued forward with fervor. While the new songs don’t shy away from dark lyrical and musical themes, reflection and grieving turned into passion and creative joy, even when addressing our deepest pain and darkest fears. It seems that we are about to record what is possibly our most impassioned, dynamic, and energetic record thus far.

Coliseum remains a vital outlet for us — a wonderful part of our lives and certainly one of the driving forces in my life over the past decade. We have been very fortunate to have Carter‘s lifelong friend Kayhan Vaziri join us as our new bass player. He kept us moving ahead at full steam, and has already added to the band in innumerable ways. We are all incredibly excited about the new songs, working with J. on this album, and all that the future holds. Thank you for your continued support… It means the world to us.

Ryan / Coliseum

-Lane Oliver