Norwegian sludge-infested post-hardcore troupe Wolves Like Us has released the first single from its upcoming sophomore record. Black Soul Choir is set to be released on March 4, 2014 in North America. "I Don't Need To Be Forgiven" is decidedly excellent, showcasing an improvement on the band's interesting mixture of 90s post-hardcore and stoner/sludge. There is also that fun-lovin' rock element that fellow-countrymen Kvelertak have down pat. Let us know your thoughts in the comments, where you can also view the video.
Tool have announced that they will embark on a brief West Coast tour. The tour is scheduled to take place in early March.
3/4 Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
3/6 Portland, OR @ Moda Center
3/7 Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena
3/9 Reno, NV @ Reno Event Center
3/11 San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
In celebration of Rave Tapes, Mogwai have bottled 9 year-old scotch whisky because
Diamond Youth have debuted "Red Water" from their upcoming EP Shake. The track sounds a little like Muse played through the speaker system of a haunted house.
Indie rockers Nai Harvest have released two songs from their upcoming EP Hold Open My Head, due out March 4 on Topshelf Records.
Intervals have released a second new song from their upcoming debut full-length. Listen to "The Escape" below. A Voice Within drops March 4.
Get your hardcore fill with the new video for "Hard Lessons" from Terror below.
As part of Sumerian Records' huge Youtube playlist of their releases, you can find Periphery's new EP Clear in its entirety. Misha's part is particularly grand.
Rise Records own Issues has released its first single from the upcoming debut full-length. "Never Lose Your Flame" is a definite step up from the material on the band's previous EP, showcasing a much more melodically-focused sound. Hopefully it's a portent of things to come. You can stream the track in the comments.
Issues is set for release on February 18th via Velocity/Rise Records
RIYL: Hands Like Houses, Woe, Is Me
Check out the video for "Rap Viper" from Wordburglar below. Takes you back to your childhood, eh?
La Dispute have announced pre-orders for their new album Rooms of the House, and have released new music to coincide. Peep "Stay Happy There" below.
Lacuna Coil are heading out on the road with Sick Puppies, Eyes Set to Kill, and Cilver for "the hottest chicks in hard rock tour". See dates below.
20: Wilmington, NC - Ziggy's By The Sea
21: Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
22: Lexington, KY - Buster's
23: Springfield, VA - Empire
24: New York, NY - Irving Plaza
26: Worcester, MA - Palladium
27: Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
28: Columbus, OH - Alrosa Villa
01: Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
02: South Bend, IN - Club Fever
05: Broussard, LA - The Station Live
06: Houston, TX - Scout Bar
07: Austin, TX - Infest
08: Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
10: Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
12: Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
14: Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
15: Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
19: Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues
20: Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues
Check out "Devil's Night" below, from Caliban's upcoming album Ghost Empire. It's got some noticeably more melodic choruses than in the past.
It looks like Amazon is having a metal sale. Go get albums from tons of great bands like Animals as Leaders, Between the Buried and Me, Protest the Hero, Lamb of God, TesseracT, and many more.
Former instrumental progressive metal group Intervals has introduced a singer into the fray. Former The HAARP Machine vocalist, Mike Semesky, has become the band's first singer. After putting out two EPs (The Space Between and In Time), Intervals is set to release its debut LP sometime this spring. The band will tour Europe and America with Protest the Hero and The Safety Fire.
Personally, I think the vocals add a nice element to the band's arsenal. What do you think? Stream the new track "Ephemeral" in the comments.
RIYL: Animals As Leaders, Periphery, The Safety Fire
Flynn and Luke Gower of defunct prog act Cog have formed a new project called The Occupants, and you can sample "Wonderland" over at their Soundcloud.
Matt Halpern's track from Periphery's upcoming release Clear has leaked over on The Tumblrs. Check it out.
"The Beyond the redshift festival in London on may the 10th will be a very special show for Cult Of Luna. It will mark the end of an era and after that we will slowly disappear before we reappear again in some form in some indefinite future. Because of that Klas will join us on stage for the last time and we will play a whole lot of old songs which we haven't played for years or ever.
We are not quitting. 2013 have been a very active year for us and neither do we want or think it is good to continue in that pace. We will not be a band that put out an album every 18-24 month anymore. We did that for almost 10 years when we were younger and were able to focus more on the music. After "Beyond the redshift" we might do a festival or two but after that we have nothing planned. Maybe we'll release another album next year or maybe in a decade, we honestly don't know. Sooner or later we will return in one form or another. Cult Of Luna will not die."
- Cult Of Luna
The Chariot's Josh Scogan is now fronting '68, which looks to be an angrier Black Keys. You can hear a new song of theirs below.
Yeah, I know the song is awful and has been floating around for a while... but we finally get the video that none of us asked for! Happy early Christmas!