Red Scare Industries just signed Success and will be releasing a new record from them called Radio Recovery in the Spring. Drakulas has also been added to the roster and features members from Rise Against and the Riverboat Gamblers.
A variety of bands, including Anti-Flag, will be boycotting shows put on by Pittsburgh promoter Brian Drusky after comments made over the weekend. Anti-Flag have posted a statement about their decision.
Through the cases of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and all those who have suffered at the hands of racism, police brutality and an unjust legal system, there is a loud and important public discourse. Based on recent actions, we feel that Brian Drusky, the owner of the company promoting our show in Pittsburgh, is on the wrong side of that conversation. For this reason we do not feel comfortable playing a show he’s promoting. Confronting bigotry and blind allegiance to power with education is...
Mistreating your fans and abusing whatever power you think you have because people like your band is not "cool". We challenge everyone at our next show to get onstage and take as many selfies as your phone can handle.
If you’re a fan of what we’ve done over the years, I really encourage you – like, as in grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-straight-into-your-eyes kinda thing — to check this stuff out and take it back to your spaces and get the discussion going in your own circles. We live in a misogynistic society. This stuff is pervasive. I guarantee you’re going to encounter it at some point if you haven’t already. Take it from someone who has learned the hard way, for everybody’s sake, you better have some idea how to respond.
I Am The Avalanche guitarist Brandon Swanson recently announced via Instagram that he is to play his final show with the band on December 26th.
Friends, this is going to be my final show with IATA. I'd love it if you could join us for for the show. I'm gonna have as much fun as possible, probably some beers and some tears. But lots of smiles and hugs as well. Hope to see you there. [...] Just to clear the air, I didn't get kicked out or anything. I feel very accomplished in the 10 years I spent recording records and touring the world with my brothers. It's just time for me to close this chapter so I can focus on other things I want to try my hand at in my life. Viva 2015! Love y'all.
Make Do And Mend have secretly recorded a new full-length album called Don't Be Long, which will release on February 24 via Rise Records. The title track is streaming, amongst a length interview with the band, on Noisey, and you can also listen to it in the replies.
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor didn't hesitate to call "Prepare for Hell" one of the best tours of the band's career. It says a lot that both Slipknot and Korn are still going strong, releasing interesting material and putting on such strong performances 15+ years later. The thousands of fans in attendance clearly loved it, and the late Gray would be proud to see his brothers carrying on his legacy with such reverence.
Stick To Your Guns has posted a brand new lyric video for their song, "What Choice Did You Give Us?", which is off their upcoming record Disobedient, out 02/10/15 via Sumerian Records. Hit the replies to check it out, and you can pre-order the record here.
A label representative has confirmed that Modest Mouse is slated to release a new album via Epic Records in the first quarter of 2015. This marks the band's first full-length in almost eight years, since 2007's We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. Furthermore, following a teaser Instagram post earlier this week, new single "Lampshades on Fire" will make its radio debut on Monday, Dec. 15.
Buddy from Senses Fail posted a message on Facebook asking what it is that upsets people so much about him speaking out for LBGTQ rights.
What is it that upsets people so much about me (Buddy Nielsen) speaking up about LGBTQ rights? I am generally interested to hear what it is that bothers people so much about it? I identify as Queer and recently came out, I feel the need to raise awareness about the shame and silence I stayed in for 25 years. This is a band fronted by someone who is not straight. I cannot separate my music from internally who I am and am not willing to. The rights of other LGBTQ people are very important to me.
I don't want others to have to suffer the way I did....
Not everything is about revenue. These streaming services are bringing people back in to the fold who would otherwise only be pirating music. They are also giving smaller and mid slze artists a platform. The radio is still very powerful and the same amount of artists have been blowing up year after year on radio since well before I was born. Those hits add up to big dollars for the artists who have them, yet those are the people upset? I always find it interesting that the artists who complain most about spotify and similar sites are the ones making the...
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Seth Rogen talks about how Kanye rapped his entire upcoming album to him in the back of a limo shortly after his parody of the "Bound 2" video. Read it here.
Shortly after his and James Franco's parody of the rapper's "Bound 2" video – "Bound 3," in which the actor played the role of topless Kim Kardashian – West cornered Rogen at a New York hotel and invited him to his limo van for a listening session with a twist. "There's no lyrics, only beats," Rogen said. "So he raps the whole album, and after each song, he stops it, like, 'So what do you think?' We were in the van for two hours!"