Alternative rock pioneers, The Smashing Pumpkins have dropped “Solara”, the first recording in over 18 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin.
Even with the heavier and grungier edge of Vale, it still delivers for BVB fans and should still please general hard rock and heavy metal fans alike.
Hailing from Central Ohio, progressive metal outfit From Another Planet has decided to release their new lead single entitled “Release.”
Toronto, Canada continues to produce bad-ass bands at an near alarming rate. But no one’s fucking complaining, cause that’s a good problem to have. Enter the relatively new punk rock quartet PUP. These guys are new (duh!), raucous, and fall into the aforementioned “bad-ass” bracket. With their self-titled debut out now in Canada and set to drop everywhere else on April 8th, we grabbed (not literally… that isn’t nice and we’re Canadian) guitarist Steven Sladkowski to find out more about the record and his gear. Word.
Broken Hope has revealed the title of their 6th studio release as ‘Omen of Disease’. The album title – created by chief-lyricist, Jeremy Wagner – is also an actual album track, which marks the first official Broken Hope “title track” since their 1991 debut album, ‘Swamped in Gore’. ‘Omen of Disease’ is slated for a worldwide release in late summer 2013 via Century Media Records.
Currently at work in the studio crafting their upcoming fifth album, August Burns Red are pleased to announce a limited edition release for die-hard fans in the form of ‘Four Minutes Being Cool’ – a Record Store Day exclusive split 7-inch with friends and former tourmates Silverstein.
I recently spoke with guitarist Kevin Jardine of the Gothic/Operatic Rock/Metal band Upon Wings. The group has a unique sound and is fronted by vocalist Anne Autumn Erickson, a classically-trained dramatic mezzo-soprano. The band is set to release their newest EP, Afterlife, on January 15th and Jardine took a moment to let us in on the secret to his signature sound.
Central Canadian black metal duo Wilt – comprised of Jordan Dorge (Laika) and Brett Goodchild – has officially released their self-titled EP. Black metal has never sounded so dark and deprived. This EP will take you on a visceral journey into your mind and into the crevices of the Earth. With influences rooting from Winterfylleth, Woods Of Ypres, Altar Of Plagues, Nachmystium and many more, they hinder their own true and unique sound to Canadian black metal.
Los Angeles indie rock band Vanaprasta have partnered with Spotify, the world’s leading digital music service, to release the ‘Spotify Sessions’ EP on November 6th. The release captures live, semi-acoustic takes of songs from ‘Healthy Geometry’, the band’s well received debut album released on November 1st, 2011. Listen to the album via Spotify RIGHT HERE.
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.
Man :: Instincts, the three song DR (digital release) from expansionist UK metallers Monsterworks, is now available, for a limited time, as a free download via Mortal Music. Among the most inspired and adventurous material in Monsterworks’ critically acclaimed body of work, Man :: Instincts is up for grabs and streaming below.
Following the announcement of his debut album ‘Proper’ (out September 27th on No Sleep Records), Chicago-based songwriter Into It. Over It. has premiered his new single “Where Your Nights Often End” exclusively HERE.