SayWeCanFly has self-released music since 2009 and seen social numbers climb into the millions. Barrie’s huge social media presence has created a bond withSayWeCanFly’s fans that goes beyond the music alone, creating a family-like relationship between the artist and fans. Barrie recently formed his own label in PureWolf Records.
Los Angeles rock band ÆGES have signed a worldwide recording deal with Another Century (Century Media imprint) and are current recording their new full length album with producer Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Rob Zombie).
Band vocalist/guitarist Kemble Walters stated:
“We’re all excited to announce our signing to Another Century. We’ve seen what they’ve done with their other artists and can’t wait to see what they’ve got planned for us. We are currently in the studio with Bob Marlette making a slamming record. We definitely didn’t skimp out on the nasty riffs and fat hooks! 2015 has been amazing and 2016 is going to be an even bigger year for us. Believe me when I say ‘we’re all buckled up and ready to roll!’”
In the meantime, the band has a brief tour supporting Local H:
Jun 12: The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI Jun 13: Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH Jun 14: Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA Jun 16: Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE Jun 17: Great Scott – Allston, MA Jun 18: The Met – Pawtucket, RI Jun 19: Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY Jun 20: Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC Jun 22: Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC Jun 23: The Mothlight – Asheville, NC Jun 24: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA Jun 25: Saturn – Birmingham, AL Jun 26: EXIT/IN – Nashville, TN Jun 27: Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY Jun 29: Lyric Room – Green Bay, WI Jul 01: Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
ALBUM III in the works. #Repost @drummermikeland with @repostapp.・・・Need more guitars #aegesalbum3
Swedish rockers Greenleaf will be releasing their next record via Napalm Records. In the meantime, they have announced an upcoming European tour.
Jun 06: Crumble Fight Fest – Montaigu (FR) Jun 07: Heretic Club – Bordeaux (FR) Jun 09: Den Atelier – Luxembourg City (LX) Jun 10: Kinski – Zurich (CH) Jun 11: Le Brin De Zinc – Chambery (FR) Jun 12: Warmaudio – Lyon (FR) Jun 13: Le Volume – Nice (FR) Jul 03: Peace & Love Festival – Borlänge (SE) Jul 08: La Casa – Cottbus (DE) Jul 09: Stoned From The Underground (DE) Jul 12: Red Smoke Festival – Pleszew (PL) Jul 15: Chmury – Warsaw (PL) Jul 16: Stonamite – Gdansk (PL) Jul 17: Devilstone Open Air – Anyksciai (LI) Jul 24: Rock im Wald – Neuensee (DE) Jul 25: Krach am Bach – Beelen (DE) Aug 07: Lake on Fire – Waldhausen (AT) Aug 08: Out in Gurin – Sargans (CH) Aug 14: Aquamaria Festival – Plattenburg (DE) Aug 29: Iris Festival – Öland (SE)
Swedish rockers Dead Lord will be releasing their second album Heads Held High in August 2015 via Century Media Records. It was produced and recorded by Ola Ersfjord (known from his works for Tribulation, Morbus Chron, Dread Sovereign, etc.) and Nicke Andersson (ex-Entombed, ex-The Hellacopters, Imperial State Electric).
Swedish death metallers Cut Up will be releasing their forthcoming album via Metal Blade Records. The band was founded by former Vomitory drummer Tobias Gustafsson and vocalist/bassist Erik Rundqvist after their former band was disbanded after 24 years. They brought in former Coldworker guitarist Anders Bertilsson and former Fetus Wrench guitarist/vocalist Andreas Björnson to complete the lineup
“I am very happy, proud, honoured and excited to team up with Metal Blade Records once again, this time with Cut Up! Can’t stay away from playing death metal, obviously, so it feels fantastic to have this murderous ensemble together so soon after putting Vomitory into eternal sleep. Cut Up is not just “another project”, but all four members’ new main band. We have made a debut album that we are tremendously satisfied with, both material- and production-wise. We can’t wait to let you hear it! Cut Up aim to hit the stages as soon as the album is released, so we hope to see you all in the front row and in the pit!”
YES! Finally we can announce this! CUT UP has signed a deal with Metal Blade Records!
Twitching Tongues have signed with Metal Blade Records and will be recording their forthcoming album at The Pit Studios for a tentative Autumn 2015 release date. In the meantime, they have confirmed an upcoming European tour with Disgrace.
Jun 17: La Mécanique Ondulatoire – Paris (FR) Jun 18: Le Saint Des Seins – Toulouse (FR) Jun 19: Hellfest – Clisson (FR)(No Disgrace) Jun 20: Willemeen – Arnheim (NL) Jun 21: Bibelot – Dordrecht (NL) Jun 22: Corporation – Sheffield (UK) Jun 23: Audio – Glasgow (UK) Jun 24: Boston Arms – London (UK) Jun 25: JH Tydeeh – Mol (BE) Jun 26: Cafe Lorenz – Münster (DE) Jun 27: Cassiopeia – Berlin (DE) Jun 28: Chemiefabrik – Dresden (DE) Jun 29: Das Bach – Wien (AU) Jun 30: Rockhouse Bar – Salzburg (AU) Jul 01: Juha West – Stuttgart (DE)
Brooklyn indie rockers Haybaby has signed with Tiny Engines and will be releasing their debut album Sleepy Kids this summer.
Somewhere between the art punk of Blonde Redhead and Sonic Youth, the classic indie rock of The Pixies and The Breeders and the attitude of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Haybaby impatiently reside. The band also sprinkles a little bit of sludge and noise pop into the mix and balances their raw energy with deceptive and captivating melodies. There are brilliant structures at play here as Haybaby deftly allows these songs to create their own personalities. The band can be in your face with lyrical realness one moment while the next finds them casually sneaking a beautiful line right past you. But, regardless the approach, direct or indirect, Haybaby are thoughtful and creative with every musical step they take. These songs simply draw you in. They tell you stories. They kick your ass. They make you feel something. Sleepy Kids is the sound of a band probing to find that sweet spot and we’re just happy to listen to the process.
The band’s 2013 Superpresent EP is available for name-your-price download on Bandcamphere.
New Year’s Day will be releasing a brand new full length album later in 2015 via Another Century Records. Stream the music videos for “Defame Me” here and “Angel Eyes” (featuring Chris from Motionless In White) here.
New Year’s Day is a band that encourages their fans to embrace something that is very hard to do in a forward-thinking digital trend era; to be themselves. The Anaheim, CA band was put on the map in 2013 with their last full-length record Victim to Villain, but It is safe to say they have been through hell and back. From near-death touring experiences to bad record label situations, all of their blood sweat and tears have built a band beyond buzz-worthy and ready to show off their best songs to date. The band consists of captivating vocalist Ash Costello, bassist Tyler Burgess, guitarist Nikki Misery and drummer Nick Rossi.
The group will spend all summer on the Vans Warped Tour across North America in support of their their 5-song EP Epidemic, which was released through Grey Area Records last fall.
Dates on “Beyond The Barricade” Tour w/Motionless In White and For Today
Mar 02: The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO Mar 03: In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT Mar 06: Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR Mar 07: The Rio Theatre – Vancouver, BC Mar 08: El Corazon – Seattle, WA Mar 10: Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA Mar 11: Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA Mar 13: SOMA – San Diego, CA Mar 14: Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA Mar 15: Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA Mar 16: Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ Mar 18: Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM Mar 20: Kapone’s – San Antonio, TX Mar 21: QuikTrip Park – Grand Prairie, TX Mar 24: The Opera House – Toronto, ON Mar 25: La Tulipe – Montreal, QC Mar 27: Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD Mar 28: Irving Plaza – New York, NY Mar 29: Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
International punk/metal supergroup Tau Cross will be releasing their debut record in late Spring via Relapse Records.
Comprised of a pedigree of musicians including Amebix vocalist/bassist Rob “The Baron” Miller, Voivod drummer Michel “Away” Langevin, Misery guitarist Jon Misery and War//Plague guitarist Andy Lefton, Tau Cross formed in 2013 and recorded their debut album over several months in 2014 throughout three different countries.
Rob Miller commented on the project saying,
“We decided to let the songs form themselves around the original demos and allow people to bring themselves into the mix, to allow the bark to grow around the tree. We are all very proud of what we have achieved in this short time and looking forward to working together again as soon as time allows.”
“TAU CROSS will be playing live over the coming year, we hope to Tour in the U.S and Europe, it is still early days but i feel this is going to be an intense live experience.”
Chicago’s Sweet Cobra have signed to Magic Bullet Records and they have also completed their long-awaited new album, Earth, due out later this spring. The album was created with producers Matt Talbot of Hum and Kurt Ballou of Converge. Recorded at Talbot’s studio Earth Analog Studios near Chamapign Illinois, and mixed at Ballou’s Godcity Studios in Salem MA, Earth also features guest musical contributions from each producer/artist. This will be the first album of new music from the group since 2010’s acclaimed Mercy album.
Magic Bullet Records Owner Brent Eyestone commented on Earth:
“Holy hell… it’s completely badass! Kind of a new sound for the band; catchier, and I can see the appeal of the sound being much broader than their previous output. I get similar feelings from the best Queens of the Stone Age, Quicksand, and Young Widows records… super catchy slabs of heaviness.”
Sweet Cobra Tour Dates
March 27th Drunken Donut – Joliet, IL
March 28th Melody Inn – Indianapolis, IN w/ Kvlthammer
April 4th The Burlington – Chicago, IL w/ Auxes
April 25th Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI w/ Hum, Cloakroom (SOLD OUT)