We’re happy to once again be a media partner for this year’s Riot Fest. We just wanted to remind everyone that the festival is happening this weekend in Denver (Aug. 28-30) while quickly approaching in Chicago (Sept. 11-13) and Toronto (Sept. 19-20.) You can find the latest lineups for each date here and be sure to keep your eyes open for coverage on AP.net next week too.
Billboard is reporting that Adele's much anticipated album may be coming in November.
Adele has been teasing the follow-up to her 2011 blockbuster, 21, for more than a year, but a new set of music may finally materialize this fall — the label is planning on a November release, Billboard has learned.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have unleashed their new, 80s-inspired song on the world (featuring legends like Kool Moe Dee and Melle Mel). You can hear "Downtown" on Spotify, while the duo are also expected to perform the song on this weekend's MTV VMAs.
The Saddest Landscape will release their new album, Darkness Forgives, on October 23rd via Topshelf Records. But before they release their new full length, the band will release a new 7" entitled, Souls Worth Saving, which will drop on September 25th containing one album track and one non-album track. You can stream the 7" title track over on The A.V. Club.
1. Once We Were Immortal
2. Souls Worth Saving
3. 'Til Our Ears Bleed
4. Trimmed and Burning
5. You Never Asked
6. All Grace Intact
7. The Fire Between Heartbeats
9. A Heaven of Amplifiers
10. Admitting You're Alive
A bizarre mix of Lovecraft and hip-hop history, Kanye West—Reanimator reimagines the classic story "Herbert West—Reanimator" with everyone's favorite petulant genius cast in the titular role. In it, Kanye West attempts to reanimate a moribund hip-hop scene, only to come to the conclusion that his music is so powerful, it should be used to reanimate the dead. And who better to reanimate than those two legendary...
The Daily Post is reporting that Neck Deep's Lloyd Roberts has gone to police and hired lawyers to "clear his name."
A guitarist from a Wrexham punk band who was accused of sending sex texts to a minor has contacted police and lawyers and vowed to clear his name. Lloyd Roberts, from Neck Deep, decided to step down from the band - whose most recent album charted in the Top 10 - after allegations were made last week. Today, he said he intended to fight the claims.
In response to this event, I shared my story, The response I got from other women saying they had experienced similar illustrated I am not alone. From this, I established a Twitter account in order for women to share their stories, and highlight that what happened to me was not an isolated incident (it was also, sadly, not the first incident like this). My current hope is that directed measures will be coming to Camden soon, to try make gigs safer for women. Please contact me via Twitter for more information.
“Transsexuals are the stormtroopers of the future.” So says Genesis P-Orridge, the iconic, visionary musician who has fronted influential bands like Psychic TV and Throbbing Gristle. While P-Orridge isn’t transgender — they* call themselves a pandrogyne — their partner in this Talkhouse Music Podcast, Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace, came out as transgender in 2012. Still, as P-Orridge points out, both musicians have done something very brave: they’ve transitioned, in one way or another, in front of their audience. And it was P-Orridge who paved the way. As Grace says...
At the recent Pinelands Music Festival, we spoke with CRUISR about the pressures of writing songs, the future of rock music on the radio, and when we can expect to see a full-length album. You can find the full interview here.
That’s my opinion. Every song, whenever we work on songs I try to think, “Okay, you don’t have one song to speak for yourself at all. You don’t have anything. You don’t exist.” And then I make a song, and that’s going to be the song. I put a lot of unnecessary pressure on myself. But hopefully we put an album out that speaks to that.
I've recently stumbled upon a really awesome new YouTube channel that popped up recently, 180 Drums. It features full drum lessons from talented individuals such as Luke Holland (The Word Alive), Aaron Gillespie (Underoath/Paramore), and Steve Augustine (Thousand Foot Krutch). Hit the replies for a couple of my immediate favorite videos.
Soilwork will be doing a listening session in Brooklyn at Duff's for their tenth studio album, The Ride Majestic, which drops on August 28th via Nuclear Blast. More details, along with pre-order information is in the replies.
Texas In July have announced their U.S. farewell tour, with support from Reflections, To The Wind, and Invent, Animate. You can catch all the tour dates and press release in the replies. If you're a fan of heavy music, I'd definitely recommend coming out to a date if this tour comes through your area.