Swedish progressive metal band Soen have released a music video for their new song "Lucidity" that you can check out here through Billboard.com. The song will be on their upcoming third record "Lykaia", out on February 3rd.
The band is also embarking on a European tour that begins with a show at Stengade, Copenhagen on March 29th with support from Madder Mortem from Norway. Tickets are just 140 DKK in presale. More details on the Facebook event.
Trevor Shelley de Brauw from Pelican is soon releasing an album under his own name titled "Uptown". It comes out on February 10th and you can check out a song called "From The Black Soil Poetry And Song Sprang" from it here:
Indie/art-rock band Arcade Fire have released a new song coinciding with Donald Trump's presidential inauguration called "I Give You Power". The songs also features activist and singer Mavis Staples. Their last album was released in 2013 and the band's bassist has previously stated that a new one will be released in 2017 even though no further details have appeared.
Hartford, CT indie/emo group Sorority Noise recently announced their new album which will be called "You're Not As ___________ As You Think". The first single, "No Halo" is now streaming and you can check it out below. The album itself comes out on March 17th through Triple Crown.
Singer-songwriter Conor Oberst has announced his next album "Salutations". It will come out on March 17th and features seven new songs as well as full-band renditions of the simple arrangements of songs on his last album, "Ruminations". We reviewed that album here, and you can hear a new song, "Napalm", from the upcoming one below:
The band, led by frontman Dave Mustaine, released its fifteenth studio album, ”Dystopia”, early last year. Read our review of that album here and check out the music video for the track ”The Threat is Real” below.
French metal connoisseurs Gojira have announced that experimental hardcore/metal youngsters Code Orange and progressive/experimental metal band Car Bomb will be supporting Gojira on their upcoming leg of the Magma tour throughout Europe and the UK, incl. their sold-out show at Vega on March 9th. For more information about the concert, check out our previous news feed here.
Earlier this year, Code Orange released their latest record ”Forever” through Roadrunner Records, and Car Bomb’s latest outing, ”Meta” was released in 2016 (produced by, and featuring contributions from, Joe Duplantier of Gojira). We will have reviews of both those albums up for your reading pleasure shortly. Until then, check out some of the songs off both bands’ records below.
NYC indie/emo group Wild Pink, who previously had a promising review here, have a new self-titled album coming on February 24th, and from it there's a new song online, namely the mellow Bon Iver-ish tune "Wanting Things Makes You Shittier":
From First To Last have released a new song with their old frontman Sonny Moore, now better known as Skrillex, back on vocals. The track is called "Make War" and can be heard below. It's the first track the band and the singer(/worldwide dubstep phenomenon) have collaborated on since he fronted the band on two albums in '05 and '06, of which particularly "Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has A Body Count" is quite the emo classic. No substantial news of more of this to come, however.
British heavy metal five-piece, Synaptik from Norwich, UK recently announced the re-release of their incredibly successful debut album, "The Mechanisms of Consequence" as a heavier remixed album, due out on January 30th.
The Norwich men show no signs of slowing down as they are set to make a huge impact in 2017 by following it up with the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album, "Justify & Reason", out March 10th.
"Justify & Reason" is described as a collection exhibiting real finesse, true technicality but not at the expense of neck-snapping riffs and a progressive air that’s both bracing and intimidatingly menacing.
For US fans, it’s a double dose of metal as the remix album and the new album, "Justify & Reason" will be released as a double album directly via Divebomb Records. The UK version will be released via Snakes On Fire Records. Check out "ESC CTRL" from "Justify & Reason" below
The first pre-orders for this collection will be available on February 1st 2017 from Synaptik's website here