Day in Rock Report for 05/19/2016

Day in Rock Part 2

(hed)p.e Announce New Album 'Forever'

Orange Country genre benders (hed)p.e. have announced that they will be releasing their tenth studio album this summer. The new effort, entitled 'Forever!,' is set to hit stores on July 22nd.

Frontman Jahred had the following to say, "We here at (hed)p.e. come to bring inspirational music for the worldwide family. I want my people to know its okay to fall, JUST GET THE F**K UP!

"Our mission: to go forward with our music and shine a light in the darkness. Blending metal, reggae, hip hop and punk, we've cultivated a worldwide underground following. Inspiring revolution and reflection every step of the way.

He adds this about new album, "With our new record 'FOREVER!' we blend Godzilla heavy guitar riffs with beats that will hypnotize. The vocals strike the proper balance between rock, punk, hip hop and reggae. Its is a soundtrack for life!" See the tracklisting here.

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Korn Making The Most Intense Music In A Long Time Says Head

(TeamRock Radio) Korn guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch has described the band's 12th album as "most intense" - and says they'll reveal full details soon. The follow-up to 2013's The Paradigm Shift has been under production for nearly a year, and he recently described it as "more guitar-focused."

Head tells AltPress: "We really wanted to go into what Korn does guitar-wise. We started getting ideas pretty quickly once we started going into bigger studios.

"It just went in that direction of the heavier sound - it's the most intense Korn music in a long time, vocally. This album has more of that quiet-loud dynamic, but also sounds current. The whole band is pretty happy with it."

He says the band kept live performance in mind while they were writing, and the result is a set of tracks that will work well on stage. "The last record had good songs on it, but we only played like two or three of them live, because not all of them translated live," he says.

"I can think of at least five that would be slammin' in a set. I'd love to play at least four of them to push the new album." Read more here.

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Joanne Shaw Taylor Reveals New Album Details

(The Blues) Joanne Shaw Taylor has given further details on her upcoming fifth album Wild. The follow-up to 2014's The Dirty Road will launch on September 30 and was recorded in Nashville with producer Kevin Shirley - and features members of Joe Bonamassa's band.

Taylor says: "Recording at Grand Victor Studios was incredibly inspiring - it's quite the legendary studio. Dolly Parton cut Jolene and I Will Always Love You here - and Chet Atkins worked here.

"Basically, if there was a hit record out of Nashville, it was made here. I am very proud of this album, and I can't wait for everyone to hear it."

Wild will be released on CD, deluxe CD, heavyweight vinyl and deluxe 2LP. Read more here.

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Testament Hope To Wrap Up New Album Next Month

(TeamRock Radio) Testament aim to finish their next album The Brotherhood Of The Snake by next month, Chuck Billy has confirmed. The vocalist says they're going into the studio to lay down tracks next week so they can wrap up before their European tour in June.

Billy tells The Metallist: "We're going into the studio on Wednesday to start tracking the record - we'll hopefully have it done by June when we go over to Europe. We hope to have it delivered by the time we come over to Europe.

"So there is a lot going on - touring, writing, recording - and we're trying to get it all done. We've been working on it for quite some time and, for one reason or another, shows come up or our feelings aren't there yet. We're at that place right now we're feeling pretty good about what we have." Read more here.

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The Amity Affliction Announce New Album 'This Could Be Heartbreak'

(TeamRock Radio) The Amity Affliction have announced their fifth album This Could Be Heartbreak will be released in August. The Australian band have also issued a video for new track I Bring The Weather With Me. The album - the follow-up to 2014's Let The Ocean Take Me - will be released on August 12 via Roadrunner Records.

In addition, The Amity Affliction have announced a run of tour dates for 2016. Roadrunner say: "Deeply personal and emotionally wrenching, This Could Be Heartbreak is The Amity Affliction's most transformative and revealing record yet.

"Recorded by producer and longtime collaborator Will Putney at Melbourne's Holes and Corners with additional drum tracking done at Sing Sing Studios, the album finds The Amity Affliction evolving their signature powerful and cathartic song craft.

"Both ambitious and grand, album standouts This Could Be Heartbreak and All F***ed Up are equal parts heavy and hopeful." Watch the new video and see the tracklisting and their upcoming tour dates here.

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King Crimson Add Dates To European Tour

(Prog) King Crimson have added more dates to their upcoming European tour, which kicks off in Aylesbury on September 4. Robert Fripp and co will now appear in Belgium, Italy and Austria in November and December, along with their previously-announced shows.

The band are joined by Jeremy Stacey in place of Bill Rieflin after Fripp reported: "Bill recently decided to take a sabbatical, a decision supported by all the Crimson Brothers."

Bassist Tony Levin recently said that the three-drummer lineup's tour would include new music - although he added: "I don't know what it is at this point." See the dates here.

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Supersonic Blues Machine Announce Blues Festival Appearance

(The Blues) Supersonic Blues Machine have announced their first ever European show. They'll play the Holland International Blues Festival on June 4 - and joining the trio of Fabrizio Grossi, Lance Lopez and Kenny Aronoff on stage will be album collaborators Billy Gibbons, Walter Trout and Robben Ford.

The band released their debut album West Of Flushing, South Of Frisco in February and last week revealed their video for their track Remedy featuring Warren Haynes.

Grossi said: "Remedy is very important to us. It's the result of us joining forces with Warren Haynes, who's not only a dear friend, but a true legend and inspiration for us all. But Remedy is also a great showcase for what Supersonic Blues Machine stands for - blues, rock, soul, gospel, melodic guitar work and grooves. Read more here.

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Trash Boat Release 'How Selfish I Seem' Video

(TeamRock Radio) Trash Boat have released a video for their track How Selfish I Seem. The song features on the UK band's upcoming debut album Nothing I Write You Can Change What You've Been Through, which is out on June 17 via Hopeless Records and available for pre-order.

The band formed in 2013 when school friends drummer Oakley Moffat, bassist James Grayson along with guitarists Dann Bostock and Ryan Hyslop recruited frontman Tobi Duncan.

They launched their debut EP Look Alive in 2014 - and Duncan last year told TeamRock about the variety of musical influences within the St Albans outfit.

He said: "It's a big old mix. We all have really individual sounds. Oak is a massive Blink fan, then Dann loves his ska like Random Hand and Less Than Jake. I'm primarily the hardcore and metal fan, a lot of Turnstile, a lot of old Terror - the list is endless. All the different sounds mesh together in the creative process to create Trash Boat." Watch the video here.

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