"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!
It's the weekend; go crank up something heavy!
It's Friday. Let's chill out. Check out Wry Climate's latest video for their song "Low Tide".
Details are still unclear exactly why they are parting ways with Joey, Needless to say he always put on a great performance, "The Knot" had this to say via their Official Site:
To our Maggots and fans around the world,
It is with great pain but quiet respect, that for personal reasons Joey Jordison and Slipknot are parting ways. We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds. We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future. It is our love for all of you, as well as for the music we create, that spurs us to continue on and move forward with our plans for releasing new material in the next year. We hope that all of you will come to understand this, and we appreciate your continued support while we plan the next phase of the future of Slipknot.
Stu and TTNG got together on stage for the first time in years to play "Gibbon" from 2008's Animals. Luckily for us, the moment was recorded. And here it is.
Not content to just be awesome at post-hardcore tinged post-rock, several members of Athletics have a side gig in New Jersey emo outfit Ghost House. For fans of old Hot Water Music and other manly emo acts of years gone by.
Listen to "Avow" from Throwdown's upcoming album, Intolerance. It sounds more like old school Throwdown than their more recent "we wish we were Pantera" phase.
I'm not altogether sure why, but this video from Scythia for their song "Bear Claw Tavern" is both fun to listen to and to watch. Enjoy!
Official press release:
A Day To Remember's new album Common Courtesy is off to a monster start. As the band was involved in litigation with a record label for the past couple years, it was uncertain for some time when the band's new album Common Courtesy would see the light of day.
On October 4th, a federal judge ruled in an injunction hearing that the band could legally release the album. Since their fans had been waiting for new music, the band opted to pre-release their album as soon as they possibly could direct to fans on October 8th.
Today Neilsen Soundscan verifies that the band sold 40,550 copies through their own digital direct to fan presale as well as 52,324 albums through traditional retail outlets such as Best Buy, iTunes and Hot Topic. In total, the new album has sold 92,874 copies in the US alone. The album will not debut on the Billboard chart this week due to the untraditional nature of this release but the band is very thankful for the overwhelming support and loyalty of their fans. Had Common Courtesy been eligible the band would have had a Top 10 debut this week.
"This proves that the days of needing huge record contracts are over, and that all that really matters are the fans," remarked lead singer Jeremy McKinnon. "Thank you for the support."
The band's last album What Separates Me From You was a major breakthrough for A Day To Remember. Upon its release the album debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and has now sold over 300,000 units. A Day To Remember's entire catalog is now well over a million units combined.
The first single from Common Courtesy "Right Back At it Again" made its debut on the Billboard Modern Rock Charts this week at #40 as well.
Since their formation in 2003, Ocala, Florida's A Day To Remember have grown from a small band with a dedicated local fan-base into a worldwide phenomenon, gaining the respect and adoration from their peers as much as their fans. This hasn't been an overnight success story – A Day To Remember have worked hard to win over every fan they've made. Over the course of the bands career, the band has sold out entire continental tours, landed two Top 25 Billboard debuts and topped the Billboard Indie Albums Chart.
A post made by Monuments over at their Facebook confirms that writing has concluded for their sophomore album. The effort will be their first with their latest frontman Chris Barretto (Ever Forthright, ex-Periphery). Recording plans have yet to be revealed for the outing.
Finch‘s “What It Is To Burn X” live release has been pushed back to February 25th via Tragic Hero Records. The live CD/DVD set was filmed during a Pomona, CA stop of the bands “What It Is To Burn” tenth anniversary tour that took place throughout the year. Pre-orders for the set can be found here.
You’re an email signup away from hearing another new Still Remains track from their coming album “Ceasing To Breathe“. If you want to check out “Crone” from the album, head over to the bands Facebook to do just that.
Check out folk/symphonic metal outfit Aether Realm's single for "The Magician" at their Bandcamp. Surprisingly accessible.
Between The Buried And Me plan to tour North America early 2014 with support from the likes of Deafheaven, Intronaut, and The Kindred. Dates are in the comments below.
Set to release on January 28, Periphery are readying a new album-- but it's not their follow-up to sophomore effort Periphery II. Clocking in at over 30 minutes, each song on Clear is written in its entirety by a different member of the band. You can hear a teaser of each track below.
Jake Bowen (guitar): "Clear is an experiment to explore all of the different writing styles in the band. It's rare when you have a band where every member is capable of writing and producing music. With each member controlling their own track, this recording enabled us to go down any path we chose in terms of style and sound. Every track also contains a melodic theme established in Clear's intro track 'Overture.' This common thread links all of the songs together, even though they all sound wildly different. Clear shouldn't be confused with our new 3rd full-length album that we're currently working on, nor should it be considered an EP as it rides somewhere in-between clocking in at 30 minutes. Enjoy!"
Check out the video for "Speak" below. Everyone else highly anticipating this album? I know I am.
"A big factor in this was beginning this tour immediately after an extremely intense period recording our new album, which had already left us burnt out and mentally / physically exhausted. Simply said - we have nothing left in us after the extremely long year we have had thus far. We have hit a brick wall and desperately need a break to be home, get healthy and clear our minds for the remainder of the year.
"We haven't taken this decision lightly. We make it carrying a great deal of guilt for letting down the bands we're on tour with and the fans that have bought tickets, and to them we are sorry. This is the first time in 8 years of touring that we've ever had to do anything like this and it makes us feel extremely uncomfortable. This is also a not a financially motivated
decision, exiting this tour means we lose out on a good amount of money, but somethings are more important. Protest is of course going on with the tour and they will announce our replacement soon.
"Again, we are deeply sorry to everyone we have let down. We will be back next year, revitalised and with a brand new album."
Bare The Traveler perform their "Indie Folk Punk" cover of Glassjaws Ape Dos Mil.
Ian Watkins, of Lostprophets fame, has pleaded guilty to a number of child sex offenses, including attempted baby rape.
I'm sure man are familiar with Chino Moreno's side project ††† (Crosses), so I don't need to inform anyone that everything debuted so far off their upcoming album has been nothing short of spectacular, including this video...
Check out German metal outfit Always Wanted War getting fit in their video for "Derry." The trio's low-budget video probably took just a little inspiration from OK Go.