In an behind-the-scenes video filmed at DJ Premier's HeadQCourterz Studio in New York City, he and Joey Bada$$ discuss influences, their mutual respect for one another and a look into the creative process that went into making of new single, "Unorthodox," which will be available as a free download on January 14th. You can view the video in the replies.
Now that our "Best of 2012" feature is up on the website, over the next week or so we will be highlighting some of the lists from staff and our friends in bands, the industry, etc. So check out some featured lists in the replies and don't forget you can browse all the lists here (including the staff's Top 30 here).
Killswitch Engage will release their sixth album, Disarm the Descent, on April 2nd via Roadrunner Records. The first single, "In Due Time," will be available on February 5th.
1) The Hell In Me
2) Beyond the Flames
3) New Awakening
4) In Due Time
5) A Tribute to the Fallen
6) The Turning Point
7) All That We Have
8) You Don't Bleed for Me
9) The Call
10) No End in Sight
12) Time Will Not Remain
We're giving away a pair of tickets to the Philly Takeover Show at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ on January 12th. Philadelphia-based acts will take the stage at the legendary NJ venue. Want to win a pair of tickets? Head to the event page and say "AP.net sent me here!" and the first person to do that wins a pair of tickets.
We're really excited to be sponsoring the Rise Again Fest in Reading, PA. The show includes Major League, Giants At Large, Post Season, and more. The event is February 23rd and tickets can be found here. More bands to be announced soon and more details can be found in the replies. In addition, be on the lookout for a contest or two for this.
Head to the replies to stream a new song from London hardcore outfit Grappler entitled "The Best Have Formed A Crown." The track is taken from the band's six-track EP Everything I've Ever Feared, which due on April 8th through Dog Knights Productions. Track listing is below.
Track Listing 1) The Best Have Formed a Crown
2) Stories of Madness, of Violence
5) I'm Everything I've Ever Feared
Head over to Socratic's AP.net profile to hear a new song entitled "A Better Place Is Waiting." It's one of two new tracks from the band that will appear on Broken Heart Records' Unsigned/Unrest. The compilation features new, rare and previously unreleased material from such artists as Over It, House of Fools, Mike Felumlee, The Agony Family, Kut U Up and more. It will be released on February 12th. All proceeds are being donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, so pre-order the CD here.