In a bit of unsettling news, former Eighteen Visions bassist Mick Morris reportedly passed away on Sunday, June 2nd. The news started circulating via his friends on Facebook roughly an hour ago, and according to Alternative Press, Morris was recently hospitalized due to a heart condition (though reports indicate Morris was not in the hospital at the time of his death).
In addition to Eighteen Visions, also did time in Bleeding Through and Clear. Morris was 35 years old.
"Speculation is increasing that Pearl Jam will release a single from their long-awaited tenth album on July 16. Industry listing site AllAccess.com listed a song called Mind Your Manners for launch on that date, but later removed it. Guitarist Mike McCready recently said the follow-up to 2009′s Backspacer was nearly finished and would be released this year “for sure.” [GrungeReport]"
Reference: Classic Rock Magazine
Southern rock band He Is Legend have just released an update regarding their long (what seemed to be) hiatus, and their plans for the future in an open letter addressed to fans, in which they announced their new drummer Sam Huff.
You can hear a stream of the title track to Ramming Speed‘s new album “Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die” online via Invisibleoranges.com. Prosthetic Records have a June 25th release date scheduled for the album which was produced by Converge‘s Kurt Ballou.
True Widow‘s song “HW:R” has received its online premiere and can be streamed over at Noisey. You can expect to find the groups new album “Circumambulation” in stores on July 23rd onRelapse Records.
According to a report on Altpress.com, As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis has managed to post bail and is no longer being held in custody at the Vista Detention Facility. Lambesis‘ bail was most recently set at $2 million USD in relation to his solicitation to commit murder charge. He faced the charge as a result of allegedly hiring a hitman to murder his ex-wife, Meggan Lambesis.
Sixth grade "metal band" Unlocking the Truth perform live... learn more about these young killers, including an interview over at Noisey
Talk music duo Listener are streaming a new track over at their bandcamp. It's Americanalicious.
Absolute Punk has a stream of Night Verses' "Time Erases Time (Strung Out)" for your ears to caress. Time to see if "Antidepressants" was just a beautiful fluke.
Want to hear Uneven Structure's re-recorded version of 8? Check it out below.
"First off I'm starting to work on another Thomas Giles record. I hope to have it finished by the end of the year. Ill be updating during the writing process... Maybe. I'm bad about this whole social media thing... If you haven't heard the first record, be sure and check out the links below. Second, I've been working on a score for an indie film called Dutch Book. I should have this finished up in a couple of months and will update you all when I have more news to share. Last, I just recorded some vocals for the new Safety Fire record. Stoked for you all the hear it. Comes out later this year. Check their sites for info. Besides that I'm being a family man and enjoying time at home. BTBAM will be on tour in Europe soon. See you all then! The band also has some exciting touring news coming up and of course you all will be the first to hear about it. Take care and thanks for listening."
Shy, Low have signed with Spartan Records, and have released a stream to their forthcoming EP Binary Opposition to be released June 25th.
Check out their work if you aren't familiar:
As some may recall back in 2012 Converge released a Split 7'' EP with Napalm Death a popular track entitled "Wolverine Blues" featured a bunch of guest vocalist for different sections of the song including Tomas Lindberg (At the Gates), Aaron Turner (Isis), Kevin Baker (The Hope Conspiracy), Brian Izzi, and Jacob Bannon.
Now Converge have released Pound for Pound: The Wolverine Blues Sessions EP featuring the full originally recorded five different tracks from each vocalist.
Swedish dealth metal pioneers Dark Tranquillity have released a track off their upcoming full-length album entitled "Construct" to be released 5/28 via Century Media.
For the month of June you can pay what you want (including nothing) for any of OSCL Records albums. This includes albums from bands Heirs, Ascetic, The Night Terrors, and more.
Hardcore metal outfit From Hell have released "Unholy" off their upcoming full length via Paper + Plastick records entitled Heresy if your a fan of Converge and you haven't heard of these guys, defiantly give them a listen, some solid stuff here.
Richmond post-rock outfit Shy, Low (ex-VESSEL) have signed to Spartan Records and have an EP, Binary Opposition, in the pipes. The EP will consist of two tracks (with a digital-only bonus track), and you can hear one of them right here. Definitely for fans of sprawling, long post-rock like Yndi Halda.
Swedish indie/post-rock group Ef is celebrating 10 years as a group this year. In honor of a decade of music, the band is set to release a new album in September 9th, via And The Sound Records entitled Ceremonies. Head over to the band's Souncloud page to stream a new song, "Bells Bleed & Bloom". Spoiler alert: it's pretty, well, pretty. Check out the band's past work over at Shelsmusic's bandcamp.
More new music from I The Mighty off their upcoming full-length Satori
Amazon has a new batch of 100 albums on sale for $5 each. Check 'em out. There's stuff from 30 Seconds to Mars, Wu-Tang Clan, Paramore, Rise Against, M83, Saves the Day, and more.