Purchase And Stream All The New Music Released Today!
Purchase And Stream All The New Music Released Today!
Check out all of today’s new releases in the music world!
Accept – Life’s A Bitch (7″) (Nuclear Blast) (Buy)
After The Burial – Evergreen (Sumerian Records) (Buy)
Allegaeon – Apoptosis (Metal Blade Records) (Buy)
Alpha Wolf – Fault EP (SharpTone Records) (Buy)
Alter Bridge – ABIII (MusicOnVinyl) (Buy)
American War Machine – Unholy War (Bridge 9) (Buy)
Archaic Tomb/Cryptworm – Split EP (Blood Harvest) (Buy)
Atlas Pain – Tales Of A Pathfinder (Scarlet Records) (Buy)
Black Sites – Exile (Hoove Child) (Buy)
Blood Command – Return Of The Arsonist EP (Fysisk Format) (Buy)
Cage The Elephant – Social Cues (Newbury Comics Exclusive Color Vinyl) (Buy)
Chalice Of Suffering – Lost Eternally (Transcending Obscurity) (Buy)
Chemical City Rebels – A New Plague (Self-Released) (Buy)
Chokehold – With This Thread I Hold On (Good Fight) (Buy)
The Chris Rolling Squad – Spitfire (Wormholedeath) (Buy)
Cirith Gorgor – Sovereign (Hammerheart) (Buy)
Corrosion Of Conformity – Wiseblood (Vinyl) (MusicOnVinyl) (Buy)
Cosmic Putrefaction – At The Threshold Of The Greatest Chasm (I, Voidhanger) (Buy)
The Cringe – Everywhere You’ve Never Been (Listen) (Buy)
Crooked Royals – Rumination EP (New Industry) (Buy)
Dawn Of Demise – Into The Depths Of Veracity (Unique Leader) (Buy)
Dead Superstar – I Did It For The Rock Gods (Self-Released) (Buy)
Dead To A Dying World – Elegy (Profound Lore) (Buy)
Druids – Monument (The Company KC) (Buy)
False Gods – The Serpent And The Ladder EP (Self-Released) (Buy)
Fatal Curse – Breaking The Trance (Shadow Kingdom) (Buy)
Fractal Universe – Rhizomes Of Insanity (Metal Blade Records) (Buy)
Gaslight Anthem – American Slang (Newbury Comics Exclusive Color Vinyl) (Buy)
Gods Forsaken – Smells Of Death (Soulseller) (Buy)
Grand Magus – Wolf God (Nuclear Blast) (Buy)
Haze Mage – Chronicles (Grimoire) (Buy)
Heavy As Texas – Heavy As Texas (Crunchy Western) (Buy)
Hosemen – Saturday Nite Conformity (Self-Released) (Buy)
Incantation – Upon The Throne Of Apocalypse Re-Release (Relapse Records) (Buy)
Jordan Rudess – Wired For Madness (Mascot) (Buy)
Joyous Wolf – Place In Time EP (Roadrunner Records) (Buy)
L’Acephale – L’Acephale (Eisenwald) (Buy)
Magnum – Chase The Dragon (MusicOnVinyl) (Buy)
Mayhem – Live in Sarpsborg (Buy)
Ministry – Twitch (Vinyl) (MusicOnVinyl) (Buy)
Mork – Det Svarte Juv (Peaceville) (Buy)
Pagan Altar – Judgment Of The Dead Re-Release (Temple Of Mystery) (Buy)
Pagan Altar – Lords Of Hypocrisy Re-Release (Temple Of Mystery) (Buy)
Pristine – Road Back To Ruin (Nuclear Blast) (Buy)
Sad Planets – Akron, Ohio (Tee Pee) (Buy)
Samael – Lux Mundi Re-Release (Napalm) (Buy)
Samael – Solar Soul Re-Release (Napalm) (Buy)
Sangue – Culs (Nuclear War Now!) (Buy)
Shotgun Sawyer – Bury The Hatchet (Ripple Music) (Buy)
Status Quo – Collected (MusicOnVinyl) (Buy)
Totengott – The Abyss (Xtreem/Burning World) (Buy)
Tripsitter – The Other Side Of Sadness (Prosthetic) (Buy)
Uncured – Epidemic (Seek And Strike) (Buy)
Various Artists – Industrial Accident: The Story Of Wax Trax! Records Soundtrack (Wax Trax!) (Buy)
Various Artists – A Tribute To Death (Antichrist) (Buy)
Vitriol – Chrysalis EP (Iron Bonehead) (Buy)
Walking Corpse – Walking Corpse EP (HPGD) (Buy)
The Wolf Howls When I Scream Your Name – To Be Where There Is Pale Light (Self-Released) (Buy)
The Wonder Years – The Greatest Generation (Newbury Comics Exclusive Color Vinyl) (Buy)
After the first trailer for the PG recut of the holiday-themed version of Deadpool 2 saw Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) and Fred Savage (The Princess Bride, The Wonder Years) slam Nickelback by comparing the Fox made Marvel superhero movies to the Beatles, if they were produced by the successful Canadian rock band. Now the tides have turned. In the new trailer ahead of tomorrow’s release of Once Upon A Deadpool, after the slam that Savage served in the first trailer is uttered, he piles on by calling them “overproduced, formulaic ear garbage.” Deadpool defends the band. Proving to be a Nickelback stan, Deadpool defends them discussing all of their record sales and accolades as facts to why they are beyond reproach. Reynolds slyly makes a few references to their Canadian roots he and the band both share. Then after he and Fred reconcile, and they both sing the smash hit “How You Remind Me”, headbanging gleefully. Check out the new trailer below and the rash of accomplishments Mr. Pool shares about the best-selling band ever from Roadrunner Records. Continue reading
Riot Fest 2018 approaches next weekend and the bill looks stacked! The lineup features Weezer, Blink-182, Beck, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Run The Jewels, Incubus, Young The Giant, Interpol, Blondie, Alkaline Trio, Father John Misty, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Tickets are on sale now at the link below. Now. Riot Fest takes place September 14th-16th at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL. Continue reading
Riot Fest had their big reveal last night, announcing the first and main wave of bands for this coming September in Chicago. Held September 14th-16th at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL the headliners include Blink-182, Beck, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Incubus, Young The Giant, Interpol, Blondie, Alkaline Trio, Father John Misty, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Tickets are on sale now at the link below. Continue reading
Enter Shikari is still on the road supporting both 2014s The Mindsweep and 2015s companion album The Mindsweep Hospitalized. ‘Redshift’ is produced by the band and producer Dan Weller, and mixed by Tim Bran (London Grammar, La Roux, The Verve). The video directed by Mike Tyler (previous ES videos or ‘Anaesthetist’ and ‘Torn Apart’).
Rou Reynolds comments:
“Redshift is a song about bloody good luck! On the grandest of scales! Literally! Our universe is expanding faster and faster and a few trillion years from now, everything will have sped away from us so fast that all we would see when looking out from Earth is empty space. We would deduce that we were totally alone in the universe. A lost sheep. The last and only biscuit in the tin”
Enter Shikari is heading out on tour in the UK with The Wonder Years and the freshly-reformed original line-up of The King Blues. They will play bigger venues than at any time in their career and will utilize quadrophonic sound design at every show. This will be followed up by a tour of Germany with The Qemists and Modestep on different halves of dates.
Enter Shikari – The Mindsweep Tour 2016
Feb 18: O2 Academy – Glasgow, UK
Feb 19: Corn Exchange – Edinburgh, UK
Feb 20: Motorpoint Arena – Nottingham, UK
Feb 22: International Center – Bournemouth, UK
Feb 23: Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff, UK
Feb 25: Victoria Warehouse – Manchester, UK
Feb 27: Alexandra Palace – London, UK
Mainland Europe tour dates
Mar 13: Autre Canal – Nancy, FR
Mar 14: La Laiterie – Strasbourg, FR
Mar 15: Trabendo – Paris, FR
Mar 17: Krakatoa – Bordeaux, FR
Mar 18: La Sirene – La Rochelle, FR
Mar 19: Zentraal – Pampalona, ES
Mar 20: Sala Apolo – Barcelona, ES
Mar 22: New Age – Treviso, IT
Mar 23: Kesselhaus – Munich, DE
Mar 24:Huxley’s – Berlin, DE
Mar 26: Paaspop Festival – NL
Mar 27: Ewerk – Cologne, DE
Mar 28: Ab – Brussels, BE
Tickets and details : www.entershikari.com/shows
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Another year has arrived for the Vans Warped Tour full of anticipation and excitement to hit the summertime across North America. This year’s edition maintains their tradition of youth oriented angst filled music (or whatever the kids call it these days) and carving a path for the next batch of rising stars on the scene. Thanks to photographer Kevin Estrada for shooting these two dates of Warped tour for Ghost Cult!
The main stages (Shark and Unicorn) showcased the main attractions on the tour, ranging from the pop punk acts (The Wonder Years) to the screamo/emo (Pierce The Veil, Blessthefall) to the crossover half melodic and half aggro (We Came As Romans) to the harder sounding (August Burns Red) managed to keep the kids bouncing around in the crowd and rarely laying low.
Tour veterans Motion City Soundtrack made their brief California run appearance, showing the crowd how things are done on this tour. Metro Station (featuring Trace Cyrus, son of country performer Billy Ray Cyrus), melodic punk act Man Overboard, and hardcore outfit Fit For A King all set the pace for the day with their respective sounds while keeping the crowd engaged.
The main acts on these stages won over the crowd throughout the day. Memphis May Fire got the crowd into a high with their half heavy yet melodic styling that struck a nerve with them; Attila, led by their enigmatic frontman Chris “Fronz” Fronzak and his guitar crunching yet Eninem-esque “meth” suit bouncing along with the crowd; Black Veil Brides and their legions of die hard fan base singing along to every word; and Miss May I and their modern metallic sound that got the crowd worked up later on in the day.
While the main stage had their moments going on, there were a number of side stage acts making noise of their own. The Monster Stage housed their own brand of chaos throughout the day, as Senses Fail, Being As An Ocean, Beartooth, Mallory Knox and The Amity Affliction all got the pit crew throwing down alongside each band and rarely letting down. The harder driving acts such as hardcore outfit Hundredth had the pit kids going in effect, while veteran Canadian post hardcore act Silverstein had their mix of longtime fans as well as newbies who both showed their appreciation for the band. Australian metallic hardcore outfit I Killed The Prom Queen appeared to be bass player less, but that didn’t stop them from bringing out their At The Gates meets hardcore stomp to these fans. British metalcore act While She Sleeps briefly were down a singer (ie visa problems kept frontman Lawrence Taylor making a late start on the tour) but friends pitched in to lend a helping hand and fans didn’t even notice. Plus Escape The Fate closed out the evening with their eclectic brand of punk meets screamo meets modern metal that got the late comers their last bit of a sweat.
On the other stages, indie hip hop acts MC Lars gave a lesson in nerdcore with rhymes about video games and Game of Thrones (ie his latest single “Dragon Blood), while Kosha Dillz brought out his East Coast blend of Spanish, English and Hebrew rhymes; and electro-DJ-performance duo mystery men Drama Club put on an interesting performance that combined part Blue Man Group-esque percussive moments with part electronica meets EDM moments and spontaneous bursts of energy that kept the interested crowd on its feet.
The Journeys Stages found Juliette Sims and Night Riots wowing the crowd with their high energy sets, while hotly tipped electro pop outfit PVRIS became one of the much talked about acts on the tour and their set did not disappoint. Hip hop act Riff Raff put on quite the entertaining show on this stage, with his colorful summertime dress and animated raps to get the crowd bouncing along.
New York alternative rockers The Karma Killers stood out amongst the vast number of acts performing on the Ernie Ball Stage, with their fresh take on classic pop-punk, rock, and alternative rock with an energetic stage show. While they are newly signed to Island/Def Jam and new to the scene, they showed that they could one day end up on one of the larger stages in the new future.
The Acoustic Basement easily became an area largely for shade against the sun, but while most of the acts attracted stragglers throughout the day, Canadian singer-songwriter Saywecanfly and Brian Marquis were two of the acts who attracted a decent sized crowd throughout the day. Saywecanfly attracted a packed tent and entertained the audience with his emotion filled lyrics that got his largely female audience awaiting with anticipation.
Overall, this year’s edition featured a good mix of repeat acts moving up to larger stages, as well as a number of fresh faces to the scene. It is a positive sign to see new acts on the rise at a time when the music industry is struggling to attract new acts to the public. Hopefully someone is paying attention to this tour to see that there is a new generation of artists on the rise.
WORDS BY REI NISHIMOTO
PHOTOS BY KEVIN ESTRADA