Dimmu Borgir To Release A New Song, ‘Interdimensional Summit’, In February

Silenoz recently said that the new Dimmu Borgir record is “the best album we have done to date,” and we’ll get to hear our first taste of the new material in February. Continue reading

Kreator Releases Earth Under the Sword Single

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Kreator will be releasing their new album, Gods Of Violence, on January 27th via Nuclear Blast, and then they will be headlining The Decibel Magazine Tour with Obituary, Midnight and Horrendous in March and April. Continue reading

Gone Is Gone Releases Dublin From Echolocation

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Gone Is Gone will be releasing Echolocation on January 6th via Black Dune/Rise, and the group featuring members of Mastodon, Queens Of The Stone Age and At The Drive-In have just released another new song from the upcoming record. Continue reading

Record Store Day Black Friday Releases Include Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Anthrax, Iron Maiden, Faith No More

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Record Store Day continues to help lend support to small businesses and local music stores that keep the experience of artist discovery alive every April and November. The upcoming Record Store Day Black Friday event will see releases from across rock, metal, punk, indie and pop music this year. More details below: Continue reading

Audio: Immolation Streams Re-Recorded Version Of Immolation Online

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Immolation will be releasing their new album, Atonement, in February on Nuclear Blast. During the writing sessions for the new record, the band re-recorded their 1991 eponymous track in celebration of it’s 25th anniversary, and thanks to Decibel Magazine, you can stream the re-recorded classic right now! Continue reading

Steven Wilson Releases His New Happiness III 7″ single

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Steven Wilson‘s new Happiness III 7″ single is out today, and if you’re a fan of his work, this is a must have. Continue reading

Amanda Palmer And Jherek Bishoff Release David Bowie Charity Tribute EP

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Amanda Palmer, continuing to return from her hiatus after the birth of her son last year, has produced a tribute album to David Bowie with the help of multi-instrumentalist Jherek Biscoff and other noted collaborators. Dubbed Strung Out In Heaven, the EP was released with the help of Palmer’s Patreon supporters . You stream the lead track ‘Blackstar’ featuring (Anna Calvi), and buy it from her Bandcamp page as well. The minimum price is $1 – $.54 of which will go to Bowie’s publisher for the use of the songs. The remaining proceeds from the first month of sales (until March 5th) will go to the cancer research wing of Tufts Medical Center, in memory of Bowie. 

There is special artwork for each track created by noted artists from around the world, which you can see below. Palmer continues to create projects and engage her audience via Patreon. You can support her there

 

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Strung Out In Heaven EP track listing

1. Blackstar (Featuring Anna Calvi) 08:32

2. Space Oddity (Featuring Neil Gaiman) 05:07

3. Ashes To Ashes 03:59

4. Heroes (Featuring John Cameron Mitchell) 03:37

5. Helden (Single Version) (Featuring John Cameron Mitchell) 03:38

6. Jherek Bischoff – Life On Mars? (Instrumental) 03:58

Personnel:

Amanda Palmer – Vocals

Jherek Bischoff – Double Bass/Arrangements/Conducting

Serena McKinney– Violin 1

Alyssa Park– Violin 2

Ben Ullery– Viola

Jacob Braun – Cello

Anna Calvi – Vocals/Guitar (Blackstar)

Jono Manson – Amanda’s Engineer (The Kitchen Sink)

Alex Thomas – Anna Calvi’s Engineer (Bruce Grove Studio)

Chris Fogel – Jherek/Strings Engineer (Hyperion Sound / ELBO Studios)

Bryan Carrigan – Jherek/Strings Asst. Engineer (Hyperion Sound / ELBO Studios)

John Cameron Mitchell – Vocals (Heroes and Helden)

David Mack (United States) – Ashes to Ashes

Sarah Beetson (United Kingdom) – EP cover and Space Oddity

Félix Marqués (Spain) – Life on Mars

HA-HA (Australia) – Helden (German Version)

Bill Sienkiewicz (United States) – Heroes (English Version)

 

Audio: Ghost Releases Majesty Single, Meliora Album Two Weeks Away

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Ghost has released another single today from their highly anticipated new album Meliora (Spinefarm/Loma Vista), releasing on August 21st. Listen to ‘Majesty’ at this link or below:

A Nameless Ghoul has commented on the theme of ‘Majesty’:

Lyrically, it’s on one hand a hymn about the dark lord of the underworld. On the other hand it paints a picture of a swarm of people, whom in a world of complete disaster, idolizes an authority that is clearly looking down upon the. How to love something that hates you back.”

 

Ghost has already announced “Black To the Future” tours of the USA and Europe to promote Meliora. More dates are forthcoming.

Crown of Thornz Releasing Nothing But Tragedy Two Song EP Via Bridge Nine

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Bridge Nine Records will be releasing the new Crown of Thornz single Nothing But Tragedy with two new songs – “The Kiss of Death” (a somewhat more straightforward representation of the CoT sound that nonetheless moves their thudding, mid-tempo hardcore style forward) and “No Reason Why” (not to be confused with the Gorilla Biscuits classic; an epic, darkly affecting rock song, the likes of which CoT have never quite approached, with a booming, heady chorus to boot). This is their first new recordings since the 1998 split single with Aggressive Dogs.