Metallica have announced the line-up for the second annual Orion Music + More Festival. Performers include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones and more. The event will take place at Belle Isle in Detroit, MI on June 8 and 9. Full details can be found in the replies.
Tool will celebrate the 21st anniversary of their debut EP, Opiate, with a special, limited edition re-release on March 26th. Details below.
Tool will release a handcrafted, bonus-laden, limited edition package of their original debut EP, Opiate, on Mar. 26 to mark the 21st anniversary of the six-song release. The anniversary edition is limited to 5,000 copies and features art direction by Adam Jones, illustrations by legendary artist Adi Granov and design packaging by Mackie Osborne, who has collaborated with TOOL on many albums including 10,000 Days, Lateralus and Salival as well as posters and merchandise.
The 5,000 copies will be broken down as 5 x 1,000 runs with each set...
The American Scene guitarist Jeffrey Wright has a new side project called Unconditional Arms. He has launched a kickstarter to fund his debut album, Kinship, which he is creating as a gift to his first child, due in August. Check out a music video for the first song, "First Look," in the replies and listen to another song, "Rest," here.
On their Twitter, The National has announced they'll be releasing their upcoming album in May. They've also announced North American tour dates with Dirty Projectors. Head to replies to check them out.
Iron Reagan (Municipal Waste, Darkest Hour) will be releasing their debut album, Worse Than Dead, on March 5th via A389 Recordings/Magic Bullet Records. You can listen to a new track titled "Bodies" here.
We're so excited to stream Team Goldie's new EP Going Out Living. Featuring Polar Bear Club's Jimmy Stadt and a Piebald cover, the former Absolute 100 steps it up tenfold, creating his most ambitious work to date. Head to Team Goldie's AP.net profile to listen and leave your thoughts in the replies. In addition, if you want to download the EP for free, you can do so here.
Jonny Craig's new single "Rythym In My Soul (Heroine)" is in the replies and on iTunes. For those keeping score, he's raised $10,707 through his IndieGoGo campaign, someone paid $2500 to sing on one of the songs, and another person paid $250 for a signed poster and thank you YouTube video.
A few online retailers are posting about a vinyl release for Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory, to include a colored 10". Some are speculating it'll be a Record Store Day release, and others thing the 10" will contain the B-Side "My December." You buying?
The Corcoran Gallery of Art started an exhibition two days ago that pays homage to D.C.'s 1980s subculture. It features posters, graffiti, graphic art, archival photographs, the world of the hardcore punk scene and will run until April 7th.
Trent Reznor has announced the return of Nine Inch Nails. The band will be touring the world, beginning this summer and continuing through 2014.
Nine Inch Nails are touring this year.
I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas, which led to some discussion on performing, which led to some beard-scratching, which (many steps later) led to the decision to re-think the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be, and the idea of playing a show. Calls were made to some friends, lots of new ideas were discussed, and a show was booked - which led to another, which somehow led to a lot of shows.
The band is reinventing itself from scratch and will be comprised of Eric Avery, ...
The Venetia Fair will self-release their new album, Every Sick, Disgusting Thought We've Got In Our Brain, this Friday, March 1st. You can stream a song from the effort titled "Pride Alone Won't Put This Fire Out" in the replies or on their AP.net profile. The band sounds like a circus freak show combination of Foxy Shazam, Panic at the Disco and The Blood Brothers.
Who doesn't love compilations? Or folk-punk? Or free music? Or free folk-punk compilations? Well, this week on the Self Promotion Forum, one can find the wonderful Folk-O-Rama: Volume Two, a free compilation of nineteen ramshackle, acoustic based punk songs. Filled with bands such as Oklahoma Car Crash, Kyle Hall, Bogsey And The Argonauts and many more, it's a must have for fans of Ramshackle Glory, Kimya Dawson, et al. Get it here. Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy, just sign up for an AbsolutePunk.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
At his solo show last night in Cambridge, MA, Vinnie Caruana said that I Am the Avalanche will enter the studio in May to record their third album. He also said that his side project Peace'd Out will be playing shows. Footage of the full set will be posted later this week.