With the recent excitement around the announcement of Mammoth II and the success of the current single "Another Celebration at the End of the World," Mammoth WVH - the brainchild of Wolfgang Van Halen - is releasing another song to fans. "Like a Pastime" is the second song on the upcoming sophomore album slated for release on August 4th via BMG. The song is available via all digital service providers and anyone that pre-orders the album digitally will receive the track as an instant download.
"It centers around a 4/4-time signature, but with a polyrhythm on top. I was teaching my fiancé what a polyrhythm is, and I stumbled upon this idea. The kick drums are accentuating it. It's certainly one of my favorites and a completely different vibe than anything on the first album," explains Wolfgang. (continue)
May 8th is Motorhead Day and their camp celebrated by releasing an animated music video for Grammy nominated cover of Metallica's "Enter Sandman".
There has always been a strong link between the pioneering Motorhead and mighty Metallica. A unique bond of friendship between the two has stood over the decades, with Metallica even playing Lemmy's 50th birthday in 1995 all dressed up as the great man himself, under the moniker of The Lemmy's. In turn, Motorhead have paid homage to some of Metallica's finest compositions, even winning a Grammy for their cover of 'Whiplash' in 2004. However their cover of one of the most iconic hard rock classics of all time, "Enter Sandman", has been largely overlooked until now. Originally recorded for an ECW Wrestling compilation in 1998 (which was also nominated for a Grammy), the song has been unavailable outside said - CD until now.... (continue)
The 45th anniversary of the Rolling Stones' "Some Girls" album is being celebrated by the syndicated radio show In The Studio With Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands.
Redbeard had this to say, "The Rolling Stones' Some Girls was one of the albums of the Summer of '78 which makes that season so memorable. Easily the strongest tunestack since Exile on Main Street but with even more variety, Mick and Keef gave us rockers 'When the Whip Comes Down', 'Shattered', and 'Respectable'; a stone cold country send-up 'Faraway Eyes'; a tasty Temptations cover of 'Just My Imagination'; and two megahits which seemed ubiquitous that summer, 'Miss You' and 'Beast of Burden'. (read more)
Ringo Starr revealed his Fall tour plans. Speaking to Pollstar for the current cover story two weeks before launching his Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Spring tour, Ringo shared that the band will also be touring this Fall.
"Well, I love to play. I love an audience," Ringo told Executive Editor Andy Gensler of Pollstar. "This is a known fact. I love the audience, they love me. We have fun on tour. That's what it's all about. I don't do this to be miserable. I have a lot of joy. I get a lot of joy and I just love doing it.....and I'll be doing a lot of peace and love in your city soon, May, June, look me up!" (continue)
Seven Kingdoms have released the newest video clip for the song "A Silent Remedy" taken from their latest release, 'Zenith' out on Distortion Music Group. The video was shot during the Powerwolf US and Canada Tour with footage coming from New York, Worcester and Denver.
Commented Guitarist, Camden Cruz, "We are stoked to drop this video for "A Silent Remedy"! Playing the shows with Powerwolf was a huge and memorable experience for us as a band, and we thought it would be very cool to capture this song over multiple shows and make a music video out of it. There is no way to explain how awesome those shows were, so what better way than to just simply show it to you?! (continue)
Minus Head Records today releases the details for the seventh full-length album from long-running Sacramento, California hardcore quintet Will Haven. Confirming the monstrous VII for release on July 7th, the record's cover art, track listing, preorders, and more have been posted alongside a video for the single "5 Of Fire."
Arguably the dimmest and most fierce material from Will Haven to date, the ten songs on VII take longtime fans back to the band's earliest releases in their groove-heavy darkness, while the band continues to expand on their atmospheric and immersive qualities, forging a record that covers all the band's bases while still showcasing a forward-thinking unit forging a modern sounding album. (continue)
Alternative rock pioneers The Fixx have just released a digital deluxe version of their latest album, Every Five Seconds. The new offering features an additional track, "Dreaming," which was previously only available on the vinyl version of the album. "Dreaming" is a departure for the band, as it is their first-ever extended track with no lyrics.
Of the song, front man Cy Curnin commented, "'Dreaming' illustrates that beyond the low ceiling of daily life, there exists universe of potential". Every Five Seconds was released via BFD/The Orchard last year and received stellar reviews from global media. Rock Cellar declared, "Filled with front man Cy Curnin's usual thought-provoking lyrics and impassioned vocals, not to mention mesmerizing soundscapes from guitarist Jamie West-Oram, keyboardist Rupert Greenall, bassist Dan K. Brown and drummer Adam Woods, it is a contender for this writer's best albums of the year." The Spill Magazine avowed, "Fans of The Fixx will welcome this album with open arms. Ten years is far too long between albums. Every Five Seconds proves that the band still has a lot to say and a great deal of energy. They are not replaying the past but forging out new sounds, music and creative albums." (continue)
Southern California's Dayseeker dropped their new album Dark Sun last fall via Spinefarm. Get the record, which has been streamed 75 million times since release, here.
Today, the band has shared the video for the gorgeously emotive single "Homesick." The deceptively simple video finds the band in performance mode in an expansive space that can barely contain the emotional heft of the lyrics or the melodic power of the song's instrumentation. (continue)
Attila are proud to announce the 'About That Life 10-Year Anniversary Tour'. In celebration of their seminal 2013 album, which the band will be playing in it's entirety for the first time ever, ATTILA will ignite stages across the US, Europe and the UK this summer, delivering their unique brand of high-energy performance and feel good party vibes to 56 cities across 13 countries. As well as playing 'About That Life' in full, the set will also feature several fan-favourite hits from across ATTILA's catalog, making this tour an absolute must-see event.
Tickets for the "About That Life 10-year Anniversary Tour" will go on general sale at 10am local this Friday, May 12th. Speaking on today's announcement, ATTILA share "We're excited to announce our About That Life world tour! ATL was a groundbreaking album for Attila so it's only right that we celebrate its 10 year anniversary by raising hell across the globe! We will be playing the entire album front to back for the first time ever. We've got a great lineup with us, this will be a special tour you won't wanna miss. Let's party!" (continue)
Kingston, Ontario alt-rockers Kasador recently released their new single and video called "Lock On". We asked Cam to tell us about the track to celebrate. Here is the story:
I'm frustrated. I can't focus. I'm picture myself in a punk band yelling the words of my stream of consciousness. The song pushes forward both lyrically and musically. There is no repeating chorus because we burned it on the first run through. I don't have time to go back and sing it again because the stream of consciousness is flowing too fast. It's a rapid river and I don't know how to kayak. Can I swim? No. I won't need to because we're moving with the stream. (continue)
(hennemusic) Metallica is sharing a video for the "72 Seasons" track, "You Must Burn!" Directed by Tim Saccenti and Yoshi Sodeoka, the clip was filmed in Los Angeles, CA on February 13.
Metallica released "72 Seasons" on April 14; produced by Greg Fidelman, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, the project marks the group's first new studio album since 2016's "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct." (continue)
The Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan sat down with KROQ's Klein. Ally. Show. to discuss their new album "ATUM", and during the discussion he revealed that nine songs from the album leaked six months ago and he paid a ransom to keep them from being spread.
He said, "They were all probably the most catchy, single-y type songs. So it's like, not only is it six months too early, you're pretty much giving away the album before you even have a chance to set your feet into the ground. And somehow, some hacker was offering the files for money, and we were able to trace it and pay off and keep it from leaking. (continue)
Andrew Hagar, son of former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar, released a visual video for his brand new single "Systematic Minds", which was released digitally on Friday (May 5, 2023.)
"As we race towards a precipice on the edge of the unknown, few people have ever stopped to question: why? Are we headed in the right direction? Is this destination somewhere we can return from? Could it potentially lead to our demise, as a culture or a species? Between the looming threat of AI, divisive political rhetoric pushing us into the extreme margins of "free" thought, the overwhelming negativity of our attention economy, and of course myriad social issues, it feels at times that we're watching the decline of western civilization. It's easy to think we're teetering on the brink of a potential collapse. Or, perhaps, a revolution," says Andrew. (continue)
Currents celebrate the release of their new album "The Death We Seek" by sharing a brand new music video for the track "Unfamiliar".
Vocalist Brian Wille had the following to say about the new song and the album: "Unfamiliar is about the unknown. The future holds the places we'll go, the decisions we'll make and the situations we'll end up in. The uncertainty of these unknowns can lead to feelings of stress and panic, and can also make us second guess ourselves into procrastination and inaction. Feeling lost is inevitable, but how we carry ourselves in those times is what defines our character. Unfamiliar explores this concept and various feelings surrounding it. (continue)
The Dangerous Summer have released a reimagined version of their 2021 single "The Best Part of Letting Go", plus the band and label have launched a contest to celebrate.
"In a way, this reimagined version that's out today is actually quite close to the original version of the song, explains AJ Perdomo," We went to the studio and lost ourselves in the process. It came out with really cool drum loops and cool guitar parts which resembled cool indie-rock songs from
The Wombats with hints of Adele..." (continue)
(hennemusic) Video of John Fogerty performing the 1970 Creedence Clearwater Revival classic, "Looking Out My Back Door", with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots on a recent episode of The Tonight Show has been released by the late night program.
The lineup - which also includes Fogerty's sons Shane and Tyler - delivered the third single from CCR's fifth album, "Cosmo's Factory", on classroom instruments; the song was a US No.2 hit for the California band and went on to reach Platinum status for sales of more than 1 million copies in the region. (continue)
Mayday Parade are thrilled to share "More Like A Crash", the band's first new music since the release of the 2021 LP What It Means to Fall Apart. This summer they hit the road for a massive run of tour dates, playing shows with friends including All Time Low and Yellowcard. The band are excited to hit storied venues including Red Rocks and The Ryman along with festival plays at Hangout, Louder Than Life, Aftershock, Reverb and more. Fans of the band can expect more new music throughout the summer.
"'More Like A Crash' is about the chaos and pain of endings, especially regarding personal relationships. Despite how beautiful something could be at one time, often at its end there's just bad feelings and a sense of being lost in the wreckage." - Alex Garcia (continue)
Migrant Motel recently released a video for their single "Party". To celebrate they tell us about the track and the visual. Here is the story:
Chava Ilizaliturri says of the track: The idea of "Party" came out of us wanting to write a party anthem with a twist. The song is about NOT wanting to go out. Initially, we wanted to celebrate staying home, chilling, watching movies or TV, and just being on our own and feeling good about it. While writing it, we decided to add the love / heartbreak twist in the chorus to take it to that place of anguish. Sometimes you don't want to go out because seeing the person that's not into you anymore, even though you're still into them - can be heartbreaking. (continue)
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